Jesuit Mission Leadership Nicaragua Trip
Annual leadership retreats to developing areas provide first-hand insight about social justice issues and the needs of the world's poorest citizens.
Jesuit Mission Leadership foundation grant
Jesuit Foundation Grants are awarded to faculty engaged in morally and academically important work.
Jesuit Mission Leadership El Salvador Trip
Faculty immersion trips to El Salvador help deepen our sensitivity to the challenges and conditions facing the country.
Jesuit Mission Leadership Turpin award
Provost Turpin is recognized for her outstanding leadership contributions in the Bay Area.

Leading a community of scholars toward a future of service and excellence

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USF’s leadership team, led by Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., is deeply committed to giving students and faculty the best tools available to realize USF’s mission to change the world.

As articulated in the 2028 plan, USF has identified five areas of focus — Jesuit Catholic tradition, academic excellence, our San Francisco location, diversity, and a global perspective. These five strengths, and their integration into the fabric of campus life, set USF apart.

Leadership at USF


Fr. Paul J. Fitzgerald

In 2014, Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. was selected as the University of San Francisco's 28th President. A native of the Bay Area, Fr. Fitzgerald brings over 20 years of experience in higher education and a broad global perspective to the presidency.

"My entire presidency will be characterized by listening and learning," said Fr. Fitzgerald, who will hold a number of meetings in the coming months to learn about the hopes, dreams, and expectations of USF's students, faculty, and staff, and its alumni and donors. "I have developed a style of academic leadership that rests upon habits of deep listening, inductive reasoning, data collection, analysis and sharing, benchmarking, best practices, and collaborative decisions-making."

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