University of Dallas names Francis Lazarus as new president
Published: April 28, 2004
IRVING, Texas (CNS) -- The University of Dallas announced April 15 that Francis Lazarus will become the Catholic liberal arts university's seventh president. A date has not been set for when he will assume his duties. Lazarus, vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University of San Diego since 1996, succeeds Msgr. Milam Joseph, who served as president from 1996 until he announced his retirement in December 2003. Since then, Robert Galecke, senior vice president of finance and administration under Msgr. Joseph, has served as interim president. "Our search committee conducted extensive research and interviewed some very outstanding candidates," said Harry Longwell, chairman of the university's board of trustees. "We are very pleased with the board's decision and that Frank has accepted the position." Lazarus said he was impressed by the university's "long tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and also in the applied arts, especially in business education."
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