Fr. Dziak Named Athletic Assoc. Chaplain

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, has appointed Theodore Dziak, SJ, chaplain of the Athletic Association. Fr. Dziak, a member of the University Chaplaincy since 1990, assumes his new duties as spiritual advisor, counselor and minister to the University's 600 undergraduate student-athletes immediately.

"Fr. Dziak has a long and impressive record of effectively working with college-age students, as well as leadership involvement in successful outreach and service programs that have benefited a wide range of communities," said Fr. Leahy in announcing the appointment.

"I'm very excited to work with the Athletic Association and with the student-athletes, administrators and other members of the Boston College community," Fr. Dziak said. "I'd also like to 'spread the wealth' around and involve more members of the Jesuit Community with the various teams."

Fr. Dziak is the director of the Ignacio Volunteer Program, which sponsors service immersion trips for Boston College students in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. He also serves as the Jesuit-in-residence in Ignacio Hall.
Theodore Dziak, SJ.

Fr. Dziak was the founding director of the Boston College Neighborhood Center in 1995 and guided it through its first year of operation. The center provides a link between the University and Boston's Allston/Brighton neighborhood that is unique in the city. Earlier this year, he stepped down from the directorship, but remains the center's Jesuit advisor.

Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Fr. Dziak founded the Jesuit International Volunteers in 1983 and served as its executive director. The program places recent college graduates in Jesuit mission areas in the developing countries around the world.

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