Founder Jerry Schubert's Amazing Story

The Performing and Fine Arts Department at DeSales University and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival are the result of one man and an extraordinary vision. What gift enables a person to see possibilities and turn them into a realized dream? Whatever that gift, there can be no doubt that Father Jerry Schubert was so blessed, when, over forty years ago, he envisioned a thriving arts education complex in the heart of Center Valley.

His hard work, perseverance and tenacity have resulted in a lasting legacy to the University and the entire Lehigh Valley.