Loyola Jesuit new president of Saint Joseph’s University
Posted by bpriddis on October 14, 2012
By Brian Priddis
The Rev. Kevin Gillespie, SJ, former associate provost and interim dean of the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, was inaugurated this weekend as the 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University, located in Philadelphia.
Saint Joseph’s University is a Jesuit University located in Philadelphia and is home to 8,950 students.
Gillespie has been an active member of Loyola’s administration, serving as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence, as well as stepping in as the interim dean of the School of Social Work.
Gillespie joined Loyola Chicago in July 2102 from Loyola University in Maryland, where he served as associate professor and chair (2007-2010) of the pastoral counseling department. He also served as director of international programs for the Loyola Overseas Gifts of Solidarity (LOGOS).
As associate provost, Fr. Gillespie provided strategic coordination of the University Centers of Excellence, including the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Center for the Human Rights of Children, Center for Science and Math Education, Center for Urban Research and Learning, and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. In addition, he was responsible for faculty development programs, including the Center for Faculty Professional Development and the Office of Learning Technologies and Assessment.
Fr. Gillespie is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College (BS, Psychology), and has graduate degrees from Duquesne University (MA, Psychology), the Jesuit School of Theology (MDiv, STM), and a PhD in Pastoral Psychology from Boston University.
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