Presidential Participation and Appearances

Thank you for your interest in having Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President of St. John’s University, attend your event or meeting.

Due to the large number of requests the Office of the President receives and the complexity of the president’s calendar, we ask that you please complete the request form at least 12 weeks in advance so that we may determine if his schedule will permit him to attend. Please provide as much information as possible at the time of submission. The online submission of this form is REQUIRED for all requests and requests will be considered and responded to in a timely manner.

Once an event is confirmed on the president's calendar, you will receive an email. Please provide the following briefing materials at least three (3) weeks prior to the meeting or event date. This information is required prior to a scheduled event or meeting for the President’s preparation for the event.


  • Copy of invitation
  • Timeline with program outline and run of show
  • Attendee list
  • Table seating details for the President
  • Talking points for President's remarks
  • Other event details including date, time, location, and direction


  • Agenda
  • Meeting materials
  • Meeting attendance
  • If the President is asked to speak, please provide key themes as well as suggested speaking points that complement those themes.

We hope to be able to accommodate as many requests as possible, and we appreciate your assistance in providing the information requested to help ensure that the President’s attendance will contribute to the success of your event.

If the president’s name is noted on an invitation or materials for an event, those pieces need to be submitted to the Office of the President for review and approval prior to printing.

If you have any questions, please contact Nunzia Manuli, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the President, via email at [email protected] or via phone 718-990-2401.