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Schedule of Events

A video recording of the Mass and ceremony is available below

   Monday September 24th, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Mass of Celebration  — Field House 
Mass Program - (PDF)

   Tuesday, September 25th, 2012  
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Inaugural Ceremony — Field House (Read Stephen A. Privett, S.J., Keynote Address here)
Ceremony Program- (PDF)                                              

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Post-Ceremony Reception  — Boettcher Commons

Letters of Congratulations

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Mass of Celebration - 1:20:00


Inauguration Ceremony - 1:33:00

Stephen A. Privett, S.J., Keynote Address (PDF)

John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., Inaugural Address(PDF)


YouTube Feature - 0:01:18



John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J..

Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., is the 24th president of Regis University. He began his term on June 1, 2012, the retirement date of former president, Father Michael J. Sheeran, S.J.

John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., has most recently served as the associate provost for faculty development at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served on the University of San Francisco (USF) Board of Trustees from June 2001 through June 2008. In addition, he was elected to the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees in July 2008. He served as vice president for administration and interim dean of the College of Professional Studies at USF from June 2007 to June 2009.

He was appointed superior and director of novices at the Novitiate of the North American Martyrs in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 2001-2006. Father Fitzgibbons taught English at Marquette University from 1993 to 1996 and at Creighton University from 1996 to 2001. While at Creighton, he was director of the Jesuit Humanities Program and served on the Executive Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fr. Fitzgibbons holds a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago; an S.T.M. in moral theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; an M.Div. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology; an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago; and, a B.A. in philosophy and English from Saint Louis University.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 1973 and was ordained a priest in 1985. He continues to be active in research scholarship, especially in the relationship of religion and culture.

Read his Inaugural Address Here

News Media Coverage

Photo Slideshow (Oct 4th)

New Regis University president asks school to lead on global stage  Denver Post .  (Sept 26) - Slideshow Denver Post (Sept 26)

New Regis University president, Father John Fitzgibbons, aims to make it the ‘go-to’ school Denver Catholic Register (Sept 26)

Colorful pageantry to  highlight inauguration Regis News  (Sept 22) 

Colorado Lt. Gov., Denver mayor among numerous leaders slated to attend inauguration  Regis News (Sept 22)

Media Advisory - (PDF)

Endowed Scholarship Fund

In celebration of his election as the new President of Regis University, Father Fitzgibbons’ family created an endowed scholarship fund to support financial aid for students in Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and the College for Professional Studies. Click here for more information.

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