Robert Sasseen, University of Dallas President Emeritus, Dies at 85

Robert Francis Sasseen is credited with rejuvenating the University of Dallas during his 14 years as president, from 1981 to 1995.Often described as shy and private, he oversaw a $20 million capital campaign that helped build several key facilities on the 700-acre Irving campus. He also secured a permanent home in Rome for the university's study-abroad program.Sasseen, 85, died June 14 at a Salem, Ore., hospital after a recent series of strokes.A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem. A rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. at the church.  Continue reading...

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