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Fr. John Jenkins replaces Fr. Malloy

He was actually elected over a year ago

A profile from the ND magazine

Jenkins joined the philosophy faculty in South Bend in 1990 and over the years has taught such courses as Faith and Reason; Wisdom: A Study of the Concept in the Bible, Plato and Nietzsche; and Human Inquiry and Divine Revelation. He is the author of Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas, published by Cambridge University Press in 1997. Last year, while on sabbatical, he continued work on a book about Saint Augustine.

Besides teaching philosophy, from 1997 until he joined the provost’s office in 2000 Jenkins served as religious superior of Holy Cross priests and those brothers assigned to Notre Dame. One of the responsibilities that goes with this post is to serve as an ex-officio or non-elected member of the highest governing bodies of the University: the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows. The latter is a 12-member oversight body made up of six lay persons and six CSCs. It elects the trustees, among other functions. Jenkins relinquished those posts when he became vice president and associate provost four years ago.

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