James Wall '74

Fr. Mike Cronogue Award for Service

Only the second time we’ve given out this award, it is my great pleasure to award the Fr. Mike Cronogue Award for Service to Jim Wall from the Class of 1974. 

As an undergraduate, Jim was a sociology major and a business minor. He was a member of Fire and Rescue, Crown and Sword, and a Resident Assistant. After leaving Saint Michael’s, Jim went on to earn his master’s in higher education from Michigan State University. 

Jim is well-known to many in the Saint Michael’s Community having served two terms on the Board of Trustees, including four years as Chair. He received an honorary degree from Saint Michael’s in 2007 when he was the Commencement speaker. 

He is an active member of his community in East Otis, MA as a member of the town’s Community Emergency Response Team, an all-volunteer run program. The team volunteers their time at a number of the town’s public events throughout the year. He recently stepped down as Vice Chair of the American Management Association, a nonprofit that promotes professional development opportunities through education resources. Active in the Church, Jim is on the board of the Sisters of Providence Ministry Corp. the holding company of the Providence Ministries for the Needy, Inc. of which he also served as chair. 

Aside from being a College Trustee, Jim has volunteered for Admissions and Reunion and is a Mont St. Michel Society member. 

A long-time HR executive, Jim retired in 2012 as global managing director of talent and chief diversity officer for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ltd, U.S. For his efforts in making Deloitte an employer of choice he was named HR Executive of the Year in 2002 by Human Resources Magazine. 

Jim is married to Susan, sister of long-time SMC employee Dave Landers, and has two children: Maggie and Michael. 

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