D. VeaseySeptember 25, 2012

Father Fitzgibbons at inauguration

Due to inclement weather, the 3 p.m. Sept. 25 inauguration ceremony for new Regis University President Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., has been moved indoors to the University’s Field House.

The inauguration ceremony features charges (brief remarks) by Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and a host of local and national guests; an invocation by the Archbishop of Denver, Most Rev. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila; a keynote presentation by the president of the University of San Francisco, Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J.; missioning by the Provincial of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, the Very Rev. Douglas W. Marcouiller, S.J.; an inaugural address by Father Fitzgibbons, and a benediction by Sr. Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, D.Min., from Boston College.

In addition, Lt. Gov. Garcia, Mayor Hancock, Archbisohp Aquila, 12 university and college presidents, and delegates from around the nation and Regis University faculty will be among the 300 participants in a colorful banner-filled procession.

On June 1, Father Fitzgibbons became the third Regis University president in nearly 40 years, succeeding Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J. Father Fitzgibbons most recently served as associate provost for faculty development at Marquette University. He joined the Jesuits in1973 and was ordained a priest in 1985. The native of Omaha, Neb., earned a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago.