Former University President Named Chancellor

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Former USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., is the university’s new chancellor. He will serve as an adviser to current President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., and as a goodwill ambassador.

“I have appreciated his sage wisdom during my first year as president and will continue to count on his wisdom and integrity,” said Fr. Fitzgerald, who selected Fr. Privett for the position.

Fr. Privett was president from 2000 to 2014. The San Francisco Business Times named him the Most Admired CEO of the Year in 2013 in the nonprofit sector. The paper honored him again this year by naming him to its Hall of Fame.

At a gala awards ceremony on Nov. 11, the paper said the accolade is reserved for CEOs who demonstrate “the strongest values, clearest visions, and highest integrity.”