President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. with Regis University students

Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.

On June 1, 2012, Regis University welcomed Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., as its 24th president.

Fr. Fitzgibbons becomes only the third Regis University president in nearly 40 years. Father Michael Sheeran, S.J., served as president for 19 years and Father David Clarke, S.J., was president for 20 years.

"I'm elated and honored to be part of Regis University," Fr. Fitzgibbons said, who also celebrated his 57th birthday on the same day he officially became Regis University president. "Building on the excellent work done by Father Sheeran, I look forward to ensuring that the enrollment, retention and the promised academic excellence of Regis University continue in upward trajectories."

Fr. Fitzgibbons' initial objective is to share his vision for Regis' future with the community, laying out the strategic priorities and goals that will guide the growth of the University.

Father's prayer for the victims of the Orlando tragedy

Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to all those affected by the horrific mass murder in Orlando this past weekend. We know that our loving God is not a God of hatred, violence, or separation — but a God of compassion and consolation.

The Regis community joins our nation, the world, and especially those most closely affected in Orlando, including the LGBTQ community, the Latino community, and those who lost a loved one. Our campus flags will be at half-staff out of respect for those who lost their lives.

Consoling God: We know you share our sense of loss, grief, and shock at this latest and most terrible killing of your innocent children in Orlando.

We ask you to help us find a way forward out of this continuing cycle of hate and violence. Accompany and console those who mourn and suffer in the aftermath of these killings. Welcome into your loving embrace those who lost their lives, and help us care for those still healing and struggling with the aftermath of this senseless tragedy.

Most of all, send us your reminders that as we love all of your human family, we become most aware of your loving presence in our lives.


John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.