Inauguration of James M. Danko


Butler University's 21st President

James DankoInstallation Ceremony - November 12, 2011

Watch The InaugurationAlumni and friends joined the Butler University community on Nov. 12 to inaugurate James M. Danko as the 21st president. The inaugural celebration themed "Imagine the Possibilities" showcased the University's creative talents while honoring and welcoming President Danko and his wife, Bethanie, to the Butler family.

Danko joins a distinguished line of university presidents at Butler University, beginning with John Young, who became acting president a year after the University's founding in 1855. Danko, who took office Aug. 1, 2011, came to Butler from the Villanova School of Business where he served as the Helen and William O'Toole Dean for six years. Prior to Danko's academic career - which also included positions at Dartmouth College, University of Michigan and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - he was a successful entrepreneur and business leader for nearly two decades in his home city of Cleveland, Ohio, where he established his own medical equipment company.