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Administration

Chancellor:  Most Rev. Ronald Fabbro, C.S.B., D.D.  Bishop of London

Honorary Chancellor:  Dr. Aris Kaplanis, LL.D.

President & Vice-Chancellor:  Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.

Fr. Thomas Rosica is a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers). He was born in 1959 in Rochester, New York [USA]. After attending elementary and secondary school in Rochester, he received a Bachelors of Arts in Italian and French Language and Literature from St. John Fisher College in May 1980. Fr. Rosica was ordained a priest in the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) on April 19, 1986 in Rochester.

He holds advanced degrees in Theology and Sacred Scripture from Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology [1985], the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome [1991] and the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem [1994].

Fr. Rosica has lectured in Sacred Scripture at Canadian Universities in Toronto, Windsor and London from 1990-2008. From 1994-2000 he served as Executive Director of the Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto. From 1994 – 2006, Fr. Rosica represented the Canadian Bishops on the Canadian Christian-Jewish Consultation.

In June 1999, he was appointed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Chief Executive Officer and National Director of the World Youth Day and the Papal Visit of Pope John Paul II, that took place in Toronto during July, 2002.

On July 1, 2003, Fr. Rosica became the founding Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Television, Canada’s first national Catholic Television Network. From 2003 – 2006, he also served as Master of Scholastics of the Basilian Fathers in Toronto. In August 2006, he was elected to the General Council of the Congregation of Priests of St. Basil and served for four years as Second Councilor.

In October 2008, Fr. Rosica was appointed by the Vatican as the English-speaking Media Attaché of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican that focused on “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” In February 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Rosica a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Fr. Rosica is also a member of the Episcopal Commission for Communications for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

On December 1, 2011, he became President of Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario, a position that he now holds in addition to his leadership of the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network.

Fr. Rosica is member of the Collegium of the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto; the Board of Directors of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas; the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee; the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York; the Foundation Board of St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario; the Board of NET Ministries in Canada; and an advisor to the Foundation Campaign Board for Bethlehem University in Palestine.

Fr. Rosica is the author of several hundred articles and columns in numerous languages for various publications, including a weekly column for the Toronto Sun for three years and a three-year cycle of biblical reflections for the Zenit International News Service. He is a regular contributor to L’Osservatore Romano newspaper at the Vatican.

At the end of 2011, Fr. Rosica completed the three-year cycle of weekly biblical reflections on the Sunday readings for Zenit. The first volume of the reflections “Word Made Flesh: Biblical Reflections for Year B” was published in English and French in December 2011 by the Publications Service of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Two other volumes, Years A and C will be published in 2012 in English and French.

Fr. Rosica has received significant awards from the Government of Italy for his promotion of Italian culture and heritage; from the State of Israel, for his promotion of interfaith relations and Catholic pilgrimage; and the Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth for his work with young people. In 2003, he received the Papal Award “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” from Pope John Paul II for his leadership of World Youth Day 2002.

January 12, 2012

Vice President:  Fr. J. Leo Walsh, C.S.B.

Fr. J. Leo Walsh, C.S.B., professor emeritus of Moral Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, has been pastor of St. Paul’s Church in LaSalle, Ontario since 2003. Fr. Walsh is associated with the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute in Toronto and is a frequent contributor to its publications. He will continue as pastor of St. Paul’s as he assumes his new role at Assumption University effective immediately.

Board of Governors

Rev. Leo Walsh, C.S.B., (Interim Chair)/Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Pastor, St. Paul Parish, LaSalle/Second Councillor, Basilian Fellows/Moral Theologian

Mr. Greg Aarssen, Assumption University Appointee to the University of Windsor Board of Governors/Vice-President Corporate Affairs, AltaGas Ltd.

Ms. Moira Bellemore (non voting member), Chief Financial Officer, Assumption University

Rev. James Carruthers, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Superior of the Basilian Fellows/Basilian Father at Orsini House, Toronto

Ms. Gabriella Catolino, Campaign Director, St. Joseph’s Hospice, London/She has worked with Salt and Light and Diocese of London Bishop’s Dinners.

Mr. Richard Corneil, Head of St. Peter’s Institute, London, Lay Institute of St. Peter’s Seminary

Mr. Ken Deane, President and C.E.O., Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital

Rev. Quentin Johnson, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Assumption University Board Treasurer

Rev. Paul McGill, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Chaplain, Assumption Parish/Assumption University Appointee to the University of Windsor Board of Governors

Rev. Ulysse Paré, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Former President of Assumption University

Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/President and Vice-Chancellor, Assumption University/C.E.O., Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation/ Vatican’s English language spokesperson for the transition in the Papacy

Ms. Linda Staudt, Director of Education London District Catholic School Board, London

Rev. Norm Tanck, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Basilian Fellows

Rev. John Wheeler, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/First Councillor, Basilian Fellows/Basilian Father at Catholic Central High School

Ms. Cécile Bertrand (Secretary)/Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist

Board of Regents

Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. (Chair), Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/President and Vice-Chancellor, Assumption University

Mr. Gregory Aarssen, Assumption University Appointee to the University of Windsor Board of Governors/Vice-President Corporate Affairs, AltaGas Ltd.

Mrs. Moira Bellemore, Chief Financial Officer, Assumption University

Mrs. Margaret Clarke, CGA

Dr. William Fisher

Dr. Douglas Lawson, Q.C., Retired from McTague Law Firm

Mr. Fred Quenneville, Vice-President, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Ms. Cécile Bertrand (Secretary) – Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist)

Assumption Appointees to the University of Windsor’s Board of Governors

Mr. Gregory Aarssen, Vice-President Corporate Affairs, AltaGas Ltd.

Dr. Rajen Chetty, Cardiologist

Rev. Paul McGill, C.S.B., Priest of the Congregation of St. Basil/Chaplain, Assumption University

Ms. Rachel Olivero, Diversity Officer, Greater Essex County District School Board

Mr. Fred Quenneville, Vice-President, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Ms. Patricia Soulliere, President & CEO, Soulliere Financial Group

Assumption University Catholic Campus Ministry

Rev. Paul McGill, CSB.,Chaplain

Andrea Dula, Program Coordinator

Thomas Dula, Faith Formation Coordinator

Chrisandra Skipper, Program Coordinator

Department of The New Evangelization

Director TBA

Ms. Cécile Bertrand, Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist

Centre for Religion and Culture

Dr. J. Norman King, The Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict

Ms. Cécile Bertrand, Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist

Development Office

Mrs. Moira Bellemore, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Cécile Bertrand, Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist

Freed-Orman Conference Centre

Mr. Perry Gignac, Manager/Director of Operations

Senior Staff

Mrs. Moira BellemoreChief Financial Officer

Ms. Cécile Bertrand, Executive Administrative Assistant/Archivist

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