Focus on formation

The Division of University Mission and Ministry has announced a reorganization to support its work with students, faculty and other administrative offices, Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, S.J., has announced.

Fr. Tony Penna
Fr. Tony Penna (Lee Pellegrini)

Under the reorganization, Fr. Tony Penna will become associate vice president for University Mission and Ministry and be responsible for Campus Ministry, the Montserrat Coalition and the Volunteer and Service Learning Center. Assistant Director Kate Daly will become associate director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center.
 
In addition, Michael Sacco will become executive director of the Center for Student Formation and the Office of First Year Experience, and Casey Beaumier, S.J., director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, will serve as a senior advisor to Fr. Butler, focusing on the Office of First Year Experience.

Burt Howell will become executive director of Intersections and will assume responsibility for the Center for Ignatian Spirituality.

Among other personnel changes in the division, Tomeu Estelrich has been named director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality. He will be assisted by Jesuit Fellows who will work to enhance familiarity with Ignatian spirituality among faculty and staff. Joseph Appleyard, S.J., former vice president of University Mission and Ministry, will become the center’s first Jesuit Fellow.

In addition, Campus Minister Ryan Heffernan, who leads the Appalachia Volunteers Service Program, has been promoted to associate director for Campus Ministry.

“This reorganization will enhance Boston College’s efforts to foster a culture of formation for students, faculty and staff,” said Fr. Butler. “I am fortunate, and the University is fortunate, to have such gifted and talented people who are taking on these new roles. We look forward to advancing this important effort on behalf of Boston College.”


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