The inauguration ceremony on Saturday of Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. wasn’t all formalities. One of Fitzgerald’s oldest friends and one of the ceremony’s distinguished guest speakers, Janet Napolitano, recalled attending college with the newly chosen president. “We even went to prom together,” Napolitano said as the audience erupted in laughter, before adding, “I have pictures.” Continue reading USF Warmly Welcomes the Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald as 28th University President
McLaren Conference Center was covered in student research projects, art, and volunteer work presentations last Wednesday to celebrate student life as part of the events honoring the inauguration of the Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. This exhibition was not only meant to display student work, but also show how it personifies the university’s mission. Continue reading Presidential Inauguration: A Celebration of Student Life
During his inauguration ceremonies this week, University of San Francisco President the Rev. Paul Fitzgerald will wear his academic robes from the University of Paris-Sorbonne where he earned his doctorate. The Parisian tailors who made his robes embroidered “Mr. Fitzgerald” in silver inside the collar. Continue reading The Story Behind The Inauguration Clothing
Alan Ziajka, organizer of the inauguration, said, “It will be worth going just to hear Cheryl Cain sing.”
Cain, who works as assistant to the dean in the School of Management, is a classically trained opera singer and will be featured performer in the St. Ignatius events. One of the pieces she will be singing is “Suscipe,” a prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola set to music by Rev. Louis Lambillotte, S.J. This song is a special request from the Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, who heard it when he was ordained in St. Ignatius Church in 1992.
The inauguration ceremonies will also include a new piece of music commissioned by Father Fitzgerald from Dan Schutte, the acclaimed Catholic composer. Continue reading Podcast: Sweet Melodies Planned for Rev. Fitzgerald’s Inauguration