Henry stepping down as university president

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced that the Rev. Terence Henry, TOR, will leave the office of president at the end of the academic year in May.

“Being president of Franciscan University for a single day would have been a huge honor and one of the most memorable moments in my life, but to have been entrusted with guiding its mission since 2000 is an awesome privilege and blessing for which I am thankful to God,” Henry said.

Inaugurated on Oct. 4, 2000, Henry succeeded the Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, as the fifth president of the university. Since then, Henry has led the school through more than 12 years of milestones including the most successful fundraising campaign in university history, the creation of a new liberal arts core curriculum, an increase by 389 students in undergraduate enrollment, the establishment of the Institute of Bioethics, the Catechetical Institute, the Center for Leadership, the expansion of campus acreage to more than double, and the reintroduction of varsity athletics.

(See Tueday’s print edition for more details.)