Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. The USF Board of Trustees voted unanimously in a special session April 8 to appoint Fr. Fitzgerald, said Thomas E. Malloy ’61, board chair. Fr. Fitzgerald will take office Aug. 1.
In January 2014, USF’s International and Multicultural Education Department welcomed Dr. Monisha Bajaj as Director of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) program.
The USF Marriage and Family Therapy program hosted its annual MFT
Traineeship Fair on February 7, 2014 in the McLaren Conference Center. Twenty-seven
community agencies attended the event and met with fifty MFT second-year
students searching for traineeship placements for the fall.
School of Education Dean Kevin
Kumashiro has been recognized by two national organizations for his contributions
to multicultural education and education reform.
We expect educators to do more than teach our kids to read and write and do arithmetic. These days, we also want them to protect our kids, to mentor our kids, and to counsel our kids through personal and family troubles. We want them to be more than educators, which is exactly what USF’s Cynthia Rapaido MA ’96, EdD ’11 is. She’s been named California’s assistant principal of the year.
University of San Francisco President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. has been named Most Admired CEO of the year by the San Francisco Business Times, joining prior years’ distinguished winners such as the San Francisco Giants’ Peter Magowan and PG&E’s Peter Darbee.
The University of San Francisco is again ranked among the top universities and colleges in the country for what it contributes to the public good in terms of academic research, community service, and support for low-income students, according to Washington Monthly magazine.
University of San Francisco alumni land better-paying jobs than other college graduates, according to Affordable Colleges Online. The site ranks USF as one of the top universities in the country for computer science majors and among the best in California for undergraduate majors in general, based on what they earn over the course of their careers.
The University of San Francisco has awarded one of its highest honors to the San Francisco Free Clinic, which has provided free medical care to more than 70,000 uninsured patients.
The University of San Francisco’s teacher residency program has joined a national effort to train 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in the next eight years.
USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. announced that he’ll step aside as the university’s president when his current term ends in May.
The University of San Francisco celebrated the opening of the LEED Gold designed John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation Sept. 27. The center’s opening marks a new chapter for the university in its commitment to bringing top scientists to campus and equipping them for cutting-edge science, computer science, and math research opportunities.
Assistant Principal and School of Education alumnus, Cynthia Rapaido, Ed.D., was selected by the Association of California School Administrators the 2013 Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year.
MA student in International and Multicultural Education, Laura Ochoa, was honored by her community for her achievements and service.
Dr. Patricia Mitchell, associate professor in the Department of Leadership Studies has recently edited two books that provide valuale insights and perspectives on leadership and collaboration.