Introducing USF President-Elect Paul J. Fitzgerald SJ

Now in his 14th year as president of the University of San Francisco, Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J. has informed the USF Board of Trustees that he will conclude his service as president, as anticipated by his current contract. Since Fr. Privett took office in 2000 the University has experienced expanded academic programs, completed many campus improvements, acquired the Downtown Campus, raised the University’s visibility, and fostered sustained enrollment growth through a “distributed campus” plan.

The Board of Trustees has launched a search for USF’s next chief executive who will have the singular opportunity to build on the current momentum in realizing the University’s compelling vision:


"The University of San Francisco will be internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world."

Information about the Presidential Search will be reported on this website including: