Manor College Trustee, Colonel Robert DeSousa, was honored by the Federal Bar Association (FBA), which presented him with the Earl W. Kitner Award for Distinguished Service on September 7, 2019. The award is the highest granted by the FBA and is presented as a lifetime contribution award for long-term outstanding achievement, leadership, and participation in the association.
“We are very happy for Col. DeSousa,” said Dr. Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College. “When he gets involved, he pours his heart in. His exemplary dedication is a model in every place where he’s committed.”
Colonel DeSousa has been a member of Manor College’s Board of Trustees since January of 2018. In addition to his tireless work as a member of Manor College’s Board of Trustees, Colonel DeSousa is Senator Pat Toomey’s State Director and is a Judge Advocate General in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Colonel DeSousa has been a member of FBA for more than 25 years and served as national president for the institution from 2012-2013. He has led the FBA’s Veterans and Military Law Section and the Federal Career Service Division, as well as acting as a Charter Sustaining Life Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, the charitable arm of the FBA.