Franciscan University of Steubenville announces new president

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville board of trustees Friday chose the Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, T.O.R. to serve as the school’s sixth president.

Sheridan will succeed the Rev. Terence Henry, T.O.R who has been president of the university since 2000.

“Father Sean brings an excellent blend of academic, pastoral, legal, and business experience to Franciscan University. He has also demonstrated a strong care and concern for the good of the University’s educational and spiritual mission. Together, these qualifications will uniquely equip him to lead Franciscan University according to the ‘heart of the Church,'” said Father Nicholas Polichnowski, T.O.R., chairman of the Board of Trustees and minister provincial of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance.

“I am honored to serve as the next president of Franciscan University. It is inspiring and truly humbling for me to be here at Franciscan University with the students who are pouring their hearts into their education and their prayer life, falling in love with God and the Church, and striving to become saints,” said Sheridan.

More information will appear in Saturday’s edition.