Father Jenkins begins term as Notre Dame's new president
Published: July 19, 2005
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- Holy Cross Father John Jenkins officially began his job as president of the University of Notre Dame July 1. "I ask for the prayers, support and assistance of every member of the Notre Dame family to advance its mission in the 21st century," he said in a statement. Father Jenkins, 51, was elected last spring by the university's board of trustees to a five-year term, succeeding Holy Cross Father Edward Malloy, who was president for the past 18 years. He will be formally inaugurated during Sept. 22 and 23 ceremonies. The priest is the 17th president in the university's 163-year history. He is only the third president in 53 years, following Father Malloy and before him, Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the university for 35 years, from 1952-87.
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