Fr. Monan Is Interim A.C.J.U. President

University Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ, has been named interim president/executive director of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, which represents the interests of the nation's 28 Jesuit higher education institutions in Washington, DC.

Fr. Monan has agreed to fill the void created by the death last month of James W. Sauvé, SJ, who had assumed the AJCU presidency in July. Fr. Monan, who will take the office on Oct. 22, will serve as AJCU president until June 1997 or until the earlier appointment of a permanent president.

Noting Fr. Monan's 24 years of leadership at Boston College and as an active AJCU director, Paul L. Locatelli, SJ, chairman of the AJCU board of directors, said, "Fr. Monan will be a superb leader for the organization. He brings to the AJCU a depth and breadth of experience available to few others."

In a memo announcing his acceptance of the appointment, Fr. Monan said he will spend approximately three days a week in Washington, but would continue to fulfill his duties as chancellor.

Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ.

"Indeed, insofar as many of the issues engaging the national office have relevance for Boston College as well, I have good reason to believe that my service in both of these capacities will reinforce each other," Fr. Monan said.

The AJCU represents Jesuit colleges and universities to governmental bodies and other national educational associations. It also works to promote cooperation with Jesuit and Church authorities and monitors developments in higher education, shares information with member institutions and helps to advance the mission and characteristics of Jesuit higher education.

-M.S.

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