Gannon Announces Associate VP for Mission and Ministry

Rev. Michael KesickiPosted: March 23, 2012

Rev. Michael T. Kesicki has been appointed Gannon University’s Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry, effective summer 2012.

The appointment was announced by Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. “With his passion for Gannon University and focus on guiding us in living our Catholic tradition, Fr. Kesicki is ideal for this new position,” Taylor said. “I am excited about the positive spirit of creativity, enthusiasm and exceptional experience and skills he brings. In addition, he has a very thorough understanding of and commitment to liberal learning and professional education and connecting with students in and beyond the classroom.”

As Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Kesicki will serve as the University’s Chief Mission Officer and will lead Gannon’s Office of Campus Ministry, the Center for Social Concerns and the Chaplain’s Office. His appointment is formally effective July 1.

Kesicki joined Gannon as a faculty member in 1997 and serves as rector at St. Mark’s Seminary in Erie.

Rev. George E. Strohmeyer will continue to serve Gannon as University Chaplain in the coming academic year.

“We are extremely grateful for Fr. George’s calming presence, extraordinary leadership and devotion to our students,” Taylor said. “We are uplifted knowing that he will continue as University Chaplain.”