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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