DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     June 23, 1999     vol. 10, no. 121

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          STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (CWNews.com) - Franciscan University of Steubenville announced on Tuesday that its longtime and charismatic president, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, will continue on as president despite an earlier announcement that he was stepping down.

          In a statement to the Board of Trustees last week, Father Scanlan said: "I do believe that my continuing as president is in the best interest of all, so I will fully and actively serve in the presidency for another year or more..." Father Scanlan was to take on the newly-created title of Chancellor on July 1, working to promote the school and its mission, while handing the reins over to a new president selected by the Board of Trustees.

          Some sources said the decision to keep Father Scanlan at the helm was prompted by concerns that none of the candidates for the presidency answered concerns by trustees, administrators, and faculties that a new administration might not continue Father Scanlan's unique 25-year promotion of "dynamic orthodoxy" at the university, a formula that has brought much success to the school.

          On February 22, Father Edmund Carroll, TOR, chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced that Father Scanlan would step down as president on June 30. The former front-runner for the position of president had been executive vice president Father Thomas Bourque, TOR, who took the position in 1997.

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June 23, 1999       volume 10, no. 121


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