This Day in Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

September 26, 1987

In 1968, the Student Activities Council (SAC) was founded at St. Bonaventure University by both administrators and students. This new organization replaced the Student Senate as the main organizer of activities.

In 1969, SAC became affiliated with the National Association of College Unions (NACU). This affiliation helped provide students with activities and events that were very popular across the country. An additional benefit to the partnership was SAC was able to purchase programs at a cheaper price.

Throughout its existence, SAC hosted a series of impressive plays. It also hosted many performers. Some of these include: Bruce Springsteen, Robin Williams, Eddie Money and Jerry Seinfeld. But it was on this day that well-known singer-songwriter James Taylor would perform at SBU.

Taylor’s career had experienced a rough stretch in the 1980s. But shortly after his performance at Bonaventure, he became wildly successful again.

For those wondering what happened to SAC, it changed its name to the Student Programming Board in 1990 and then Campus Activities Board (CAB) in 1994.