The Catholic University of America

University President John Garvey and his dog Gus were featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on presidents and their dogs. See below.

Presidents' Dogs Leave Big Paw Prints All Over Campus

From: Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 15, 2014
Author: Mary Bowerman

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John H. Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, says students are likelier to come to his office and talk about more-serious issues after he’s made an initial connection with them while walking his dog, Gus. Once they are in the office, Gus, a shaggy mixed breed, tends to feel out the situation and jump on students’ laps if he deems it appropriate.

"No matter what a president is like, he can’t be that stuck up if he has a dog crawling around the room and on your lap," Mr. Garvey says. "Having a dog on campus is sort of an ongoing invitation to engage in a conversation and visit."

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