USF Has A New President!


The board of trustees has announced that Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. will be USF’s 28th president. He is expected to take charge in August 2014.

Father Fitzgerald is currently senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut, but he is no stranger to the Bay Area. He grew up in Los Gatos, and he was ordained in St. Ignatius church on the USF main campus. He has also been a dean at Santa Clara University and served on the board of trustees at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


Drop-In Writing Tutor

Beginning next Monday, we will have a drop-in writing tutor available on campus, Mondays from 3-7pm.

She will be offering help with writing, editing, paper draft reviews and other writing questions.

No appointments are necessary. The service is free to current students in all of our programs. It’s a trial service, so let’s make sure it gets plenty of use. It’s something I’ve felt we needed for a really long time.

Fran Ferrante, the tutor, was a writing instructor here for many years and teaches writing on the main campus. She has a good deal of experience helping USF students improve their writing. I’ve known her for years and have always found her a great person to work with.

Jean is on Vacation March 9-17

Librarian Jean Hewlett will be on vacation during Spring Break week, March 9-17. No classes are scheduled this week, but the campus staff will be here during normal business hours. If the library door is closed, swipe your card to unlock it. If you have questions about evening or Saturday access, please ask Amelia or phone 707-527-9612.