To the University Community:
On behalf of the St. John’s University Board of Trustees, I’m
pleased to inform you that Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., former
president of Niagara University, has been elected interim president
of St. John’s, effective August 1, 2013.
As some of you may know, Fr. Levesque has a long-standing
relationship with St. John’s, including as a former Chair of the
Board of Trustees, as well as an extensive background in Vincentian
leadership and higher education. I have taken the liberty of
attaching Fr. Levesque’s detailed background, which shows the
breadth of his experience.
We are confident of a seamless transition as Fr. Harrington steps
down as president at the end of this month, and know that, over the
coming academic year, Fr. Levesque will continue to build on his
outstanding record of accomplishment. To permanently fill the
position of president, we will be conducting a national search over
the next several months.
Please join me in thanking Fr. Harrington for all he has done to
make St. John’s a University for the 21st century, and in extending
a warm welcome to Fr. Levesque.
Finally, the Board is in the process of completing its internal
investigation and will update the University community concerning
that matter later this summer.
Peter P. D’Angelo
Chairman, Board of Trustees