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John Fitzgibbons, S.J.

John Fitzgibbons, S.J.

President, Regis University

John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., is the 24th President of Regis University in Denver, CO.   Fr. Fitzgibbons was the Associate Provost for Faculty Development at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, a post he held until June 1, 2012. He served on the University of San Francisco Board of Trustees from June 2001 through June 2008. In addition, he was elected to the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees in July 2008 and continues to serve. John joined the John Carroll University Board of Directors in December 2011. He served as Vice President for Administration and Interim Dean of the College of Professional Studies at USF from June 2007 to June 2009.

He was appointed Superior and Director of Novices at the Novitiate of the North American Martyrs in St. Paul, MN, from 2001-2006. Father Fitzgibbons taught English at Marquette University from 1993 to 1996 and at Creighton University from 1996 to 2001. While at Creighton, he was Director of the Jesuit Humanities Program and served on the Executive Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fr. Fitzgibbons holds a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago; an S.T.M. in moral theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; an M.Div. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology; an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago; and, a B.A. in philosophy and English from Saint Louis University.

He entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 1973. He was ordained a priest in 1985. He continues to be active in research scholarship, especially in the relationship of religion and culture.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...