The Inauguration of Paul J. Fitzgerald SJ

Be part of a 159-year-old USF tradition as we celebrate the university’s honored past and advance its future with our twenty-eighth president, Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.





About USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.

USF President Elect Paul Fitzgerald SJ 1

Fr. Fitzgerald has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, serving as the senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University, senior associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University, and on the boards of trustees at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A native Californian, Fr. Fitzgerald has lived, taught, and studied overseas. He earned a D.E.A. (diplôme des études approfondies) and a Docteur ès Lettres (PhD) in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Paris – La Sorbonne and an S.T.D. (Pontifical Doctorate) in ecclesiology from the Institut Catholique de Paris.