As Seton Hall’s Board of Regents prepares to move forward with the search for the next president of the University, Patrick M. Murray, Chairman of the Board, announced that Dr. A Gabriel Esteban’s successor will be a Roman Catholic priest.
Murray pointed out in a statement on April 27 that this requirement is in accordance with the University’s by-laws, which state, “The President of the University shall always be a Roman Catholic priest.”
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While Esteban was not ordained, this was merely an exception allowed in 2011 after his terms as provost and interim president and a turbulent search process.
The next step in the presidential search process is to name a search committee, which, according to Murray, will lead the search by identifying the desired qualifications for the new president and selecting an executive search firm.