St.  Bonaventure names Scranton's Jeff Gingerich as new president

St. Bonaventure names Scranton’s Jeff Gingerich as new president

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY (MB) – St. Bonaventure has discovered a substitute for college president Dr. Dennis DePerro.

Dr. Jeff Gingerich was introduced Tuesday because the twenty second president at school historical past. He’s at the moment the provost and senior vp of Tutorial Affairs on the College of Scranton.

Gingerich will exchange Dr. Joseph Zimmer, who has served as appearing president since DePerro died in March 2021 following a battle with Covid-19. His time period his begins June 20.

“Seldom in life do you see so many factors of curiosity intersect on one conclusion, however on this case, all aspects of the college group converge on a singular perception — that Jeff needs to be our subsequent president,” stated John Sheehan, chair of St . Bonaventure’s Board of Trustees.

St. Bonaventure will introduce Gingerich at 12:30 pm Wednesday within the college’s Regina A. Fast Heart for the Arts. Members of the campus group are invited to attend.

In response to a press launch, the college’s trustees have been unanimous of their choice of Gingerich.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the chance I have been given to affix the Bonaventure group,” Gingerich stated. “I’ve all the time had such deep respect and admiration for the Franciscans. Their humility, reflection and sense of group are basic in the way in which I try to dwell my life.”

Earlier than Scranton, Gingerich spent greater than 18 years at Cabrini College in suburban Philadelphia, the place he taught within the Division of Sociology and Criminology (2005-18) and served as provost and vp for Tutorial Affairs (2014-18), St. Bonaventure stated in a press launch. He additionally had stints as appearing president at Scranton and Cabrini, that are each Catholic establishments.

Gingerich can be co-executive editor of “Praxis: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Religion and Justice,” a scholarly journal based to advance the intersection of principle and follow within the pursuit of social justice by means of religion traditions, the varsity stated in its launch.

Earlier than coming into increased training, Gingerich spent six years as a voluntary service employee in New Orleans, coordinating battle decision programming on the Twomey Heart for Peace by means of Justice at Loyola College.

“The person begins his profession serving the poor in New Orleans. How unimaginable is that?” stated Michael Hill, who co-chaired the search committee. “What higher position mannequin might we’ve got for our college students?

“One of many friars stopped me on the Beef ‘N’ Barrel (restaurant) and by then he had seen the entire candidates,” Hill added. “So I requested him, ‘What are your common impressions up to now?’ And he advised me, ‘That man walks with (Saint) Francis.’ That remark was consultant of the views of many trustees – that he’ll match seamlessly into a spot as particular as Bonaventure.”

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