The following comes from an Apr. 8 story in the San Francisco Business Journal.

Paul Fitzgerald was selected Tuesday by the University of San Francisco’s board of trustees as the 28th president of the city’s oldest university.

The Rev. Paul Fitzgerald was named Tuesday as the 28th president of the University of San Francisco.

Fitzgerald, a California native who currently senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut, will replace the Rev. Stephen Privett as head of the roughly 10,000-student Jesuit Catholic university.

Privett  in September announced that he would retire after serving USF as president since 2000.

Fitzgerald will oversee an institution — the oldest in San Francisco with its formation in 1855 — with a fiscal 2015 budget of $400 million and 2,100 faculty and staff. He will take office Aug. 1.

He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus in 1992.

Before Fairfield, where he oversees the recruitment and retention of faculty, develops curriculum and works directly with deans, Fitzgerald was associate dean and senior associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University. He also has severed on several university boards, including the Ecclesiastical Board of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, the trustees of Loyola University Chicago and the trustees of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Fitzgerald grew up in Los Gatos, after his family moved from Southern California when he was five, according to USF. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara in 1980 and entered the Society of Jesus two years later.

The search for Privett’s replacement began in October and was led by board Vice Chair Chuck Smith, retired president and CEO of AT&T West. Search firm Isaacson Miller guided the national search.

Privett is the third-longest-serving president in USF history.

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