March 28, 2008
Carroll, C.M., Executive Vice President for Mission and Branch
Campuses at St. John’s University, has been elected Provincial of
the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission effective
on June 15, 2008. He will be based in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The Congregation of the Mission, more commonly the
Vincentians, is a Roman Catholic apostolic community of Priests and
Brothers founded by Saint Vincent de Paul to follow Jesus Christ,
evangelizing the poor.
Father Carroll has had a 16-year career at St. John’s University
and has been responsible in spearheading the development of the
Vincentian Mission plan and inspired the creation of the Vincentian
Mission Certificate Program that is enriching the lives of so many
within the University community.
“I know that I speak for our entire University community in
expressing gratitude to Father Carroll for his service at St.
John’s, especially in his most recent role as Executive Vice
President for Mission and Branch Campuses,” said Rev. Donald J.
Harrington, C.M., President of St. John’s University. “Father
Carroll has also been responsible for programs offered through
University Ministry that have enhanced the spiritual lives of our
students and his contribution to the development of the Rome
(Italy) campus has been extensive. I thank him for all he has done
for so many of us and look forward to his continued involvement
with us through his ex officio service on our Board of
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA., Father Carroll attended
Bishop McDevitt High School and St. Joseph’s College in Princeton,
NJ, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Niagara University. He
earned a Master’s in Divinity and Theology from Mary Immaculate
Seminary and was ordained in 1977. He subsequently received a
Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago.
Following ordination he had various assignments, including
Director of Students at St. Joseph’s Preparatory Seminary in
Princeton, NJ; School Minister at Archbishop Wood High School for
Boys in Warminster, PA.; Rector of Vincentian House, College
Seminary of the Vincentian Fathers in Ozone Park, NY; and President
of St. Joseph’s Preparatory Seminary, Princeton, NJ. At St. John’s
he served as Vice President for Campus Ministry, Vice President for
the University’s Rome Campus, and Executive Vice President for
Father Carroll has served on the Board of Trustees for the
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception on Long Island, and as a
member of the Board of Members for St. John’s Bread &
Life, Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the Provincial Council
of the Congregation of the Mission from 1995 thru 2004 and was once
again asked to serve on the Council in January 2006.
For more information contact Dominic Scianna, Assistant Vice
President for Media Relations at St. John’s University by calling
(718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.