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CTU welcomes President-elect
Mark R. Francis, C.S.V.

"I am very appreciative of the support of the Board of Trustees and the other members of the CTU community who have placed their trust in me at this important moment in the life of CTU," President-elect Fr. Francis said.

"In a very special way I would like to thank Fr. Donald Senior for his wonderful leadership of the past 23 years. Building on what he has done and with the help of the CTU community I look forward to contributing to the continuing vitality of this school of ministry whose graduates have touched so many lives around the world. As we begin working with Pope Francis, the new Bishop of Rome, I affirm my commitment and that of CTU to prepare ministers for this Church that is inclusive, concerned for the poor, and open to the Spirit of God who continues to surprise us in revealing God's presence in the forgotten and marginalized of our society."

Read the full press release here.


Message from the Chair of the Search Committee,
Rev. Kurt Hartrich, O.F.M.

Thank you for your interest in the Presidential Search at Catholic Theological Union (CTU). We are confident that CTU will attract an exceptional leader who will continue to lead us into a vibrant future.

Search Committee

The Catholic Theological Union Presidential Search Committee includes members of the CTU faculty, Board of Trustees, and staff. The Search Committee welcomes candidate submissions until February 15, 2013.

Position Prospectus

The President is the chief executive, educational, and administrative officer of the school, and is immediately responsible to the Board of Trustees for the implementation of all policies and regulations of Catholic Theological Union.

Application Procedures

Those wishing to be considered for the presidency of Catholic Theological Union may submit their application documents via email or postal mail.

Submit a Nomination

The Presidential Search Committee invites nominations of outstanding individuals for consideration for the presidency of Catholic Theological Union.

About CTU

The mission of Catholic Theological Union is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace.

Presidential Search Timeline
Dec. 14, 2012 Announcement of search
Feb. 15, 2013 Application deadline
Feb. 25, 2013 Search committee reviews applications
March and
April 2013
On-campus interviews
May 2013 Announcement of CTU's next president
June 2013 Presidential transition
July 1, 2013 New president takes office