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Patrick J. Reilly 
President & CEO, Cardinal Newman Society

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Patrick Reilly is President and CEO of the Cardinal Newman Society, a national organization to strenthen and renew the Catholic identy of Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. He founded the Cardinal Newman Society in 1993, two years after graduating from Fordham University in New York, a Catholic Jesuit university, where he attended on a full academic scholarship.

Reilly has writen numerous articles on Catholic higher education for Catholic World Report, Crisis, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Lay Witness, the Los Angeles Times and has appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, EWTN and many other television and radio programs to discuss the work of the Cardinal Newman Society.

He served as Executive Director of Citizens for Educational Freedom; higher education analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives education committee, Program Analyst for the Postsecondary Division of the U.S. Department of Education and Education Policy Analyst for The Heritage Foundation.

Reilly provides fund development and other consulting support for tax-exempt organizations and is a Senior Fellow at the Capital Research Center, a Washington, DC think tank that promotes responsible philanthropy and nonprofit activite. He is a contributor to "Mandate for Charity: Policy Proposals for the Bush Administration" and his groundbreaking research is cited in Kenneth Timmerman's bestseller "Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson."

He is a member of the Advisory Council of Catholics United for the Faith. He is a member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and an associate member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He received a master's degree in public administration from The American University in Washington, DC, having studied on a full academic fellowship. He lives in Manassas, Virginia with his wife Rosario and four sons.

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