Catholic University president to step down

John Garvey, the Catholic University of America’s president since 2010, will step down at the end of this academic year, he announced Wednesday.

“The time has come to turn the responsibility over to those younger minds and stronger lives,” Garvey, the university’s 15th president and third lay-person president, wrote in a letter to the Catholic University community.

Garvey started discussions about six months ago with Catholic’s board of trustees about leaving his post, he said. The board recently accepted his request. His last day with the Northeast D.C. institution will be June 30, 2022.

“Covid-19 was one of the most difficult crises in the University’s 134-year history,” he wrote in the letter. “I am thankful I had the opportunity to lead Catholic University through this period, because it gave me the chance to see close up what makes the school so special.”

His exit means two major D.C. universities are currently in search of a new leaders. George Washington University…

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