Board Elects Fr. Herrmann

The Board of Trustees elected Francis Herrmann, SJ, rector of the Boston College Jesuit Community, to membership at its Sept. 26 meeting.

Fr. Herrmann was appointed to lead the Jesuit Community by Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus, on July 31. He came to the post from the Law School, where he had served as an assistant professor since 1991, and where he continues to teach.

He arrived at the Law School from LeMoyne College, where he had been rector of the Jesuit community and an adjunct law professor since 1988. For 11 years before then, he served as an attorney in the Massachusetts Public Defenders Office, representing indigent defendants in felony cases.

Francis Herrmann, SJ.
Fr. Herrmann earned a bachelor's degree in English and German in 1969 from Fordham University; a master of divinity degree in 1974 from Woodstock College of Theology; and a law degree from BC Law School in 1977.

He has served as a trustee of Canisius and LeMoyne colleges, and the University of Scranton.

- Michael Seele

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