Mission and ministry V.P. visits Holy Cross, considers presidency

Vice President of campus mission and ministry Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., is currently visiting the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, to discuss becoming its president, a decision the college could make as soon as Friday or Saturday.

The Worcester Telegram reports that Rev. Boroughs, a trustee of the college, will be meeting with members of the campus community over the next several days as they decide whether he will succeed outgoing president Rev. Michael C. McFarland. Rev. Boroughs has been Georgetown’s V.P. of mission and ministry since 2003.

Rev. Boroughs has been interested in the position since at least last June. In a letter of interest sent in June to Kevin Condron, chair of Holy Cross’s board of trustees, Rev. Boroughs iterated his experience both in campus ministry and administration, highlighting his role in Georgetown’s current Capital Campaign.

“With the complexities of a medical school and cancer research center, the largest law school in the United States, and over 20 PhD programs, the academic and financial intricacies of the institution require a team of very specialized professionals, and they teach me a great deal,” he wrote.

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4 Comments on “Mission and ministry V.P. visits Holy Cross, considers presidency


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  3. From Fr. Boroughs’ letter:

    “I am in the final stages of conversation with a major donor to finalize a verbal commitment for a $7-10 million gift and I am about to have an initial conversation with another for a gift in the range of $2.5-5 million.”

    Any ideas what these could be for?

  4. I will be sad to see him go, but I know he will do an amazing job! After Father Boroughs came on an Escape trip with us I have so much respect for him. He is such an intelligent and caring man and will be an asset to any institution!

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