Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary's University in Winona, will receive a special honor this week.
The Christian Brothers' Office of Lasallian Education will honor Brother William with the Brother John Johnston, FSC Award at the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Awards Banquet Saturday in Washington, D.C.
This award is the highest honor given in the De La Salle Christian Brothers Region of North America, which encompasses Lasallian education in the United States and Canada.
Brother John Johnston, a 1955 Saint Mary's alum, was former Superior General of the Christian Brothers.
This award recognizes Brothers and Lasallian partners who have endeavored on the international or regional levels over many years to advance the mission of providing a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor.
Prior to becoming Saint Mary's 13th president in 2008, Brother William served as Vicar General, the second highest officer in the worldwide Institute. He also previously served as Provincial and Auxiliary Provincial of the former Long Island-New England Province.