Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior, announced this weekend the appointment of a Fourth Assistant Provincial of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
“I am most pleased to announce to the Province that Superior General Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., and his General Council have confirmed the appointment of Rev. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., as the Fourth Assistant Provincial,” wrote Fr. O’Hara in statement sent to community members worldwide on Sunday, March 30, 2014. “Fr. Bill will oversee Province Development efforts and will assist me in developing the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Holy Cross Higher Education.”
“Bill has served the community well in various administrative positions. He served as Executive Assistant to Notre Dame Presidents Frs.Ted Hesburgh and Ned Joyce, C.S.C., as well as Executive Vice President at Notre Dame for 13 years. And since 2003, he has led the University of Portland to new levels of success with record enrollments, establishing numerous scholarships for deserving students, constructing new buildings while renovating others and most recently successfully conducting the largest capital campaign in the history of the University, nearing the $175 million goal,” wrote Fr. O’Hara.
Previously Fr. Beauchamp has also served in Provincial Administration as Steward, delegate to Provincial and General Chapters and as a member of several Provincial Councils, including this current one.
Fr. Beauchamp announced in September 2013 that he’d be stepping down as the 19th President of the University of Portland at the end of the academic year, June 30, 2014. Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will become UP’s 20th president immediately. Read more about Fr. Beauchamp and his successful tenure at Portland.
He will join the rest of Provincial Administration (headquartered in Notre Dame, Ind.) in the fall.