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SledzionaVincentian-ConvocationThe Rev. John S. Sledziona, C.M., received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his faithful service to Niagara University, the Congregation of the Mission and the Catholic Church. Father Sledziona has worked as a priest, prep school rector, high school principal, vocation director and Provincial Superior. Born in Derby, Conn., Father Sledziona was ordained as a Vincentian priest in May 1970. He was elected Provincial of Vincentian Fathers of the New England Province in 1996. Six years later, the Superior General of the Vincentian Fathers in Rome appointed him president of the National Conference of Provincials in the United States. Father Sledziona served as a Niagara University Trustee from 2006 to 2013, before stepping down to serve in his new position as cabinet secretary for Ordained Ministry and Liturgical Worship at the Diocese of Manchester, N.H.” Press release