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‘Holy Cross president enjoys new role’

September 13th, 2012 by 


In a Telegram & Gazette profile piece, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., tells reporter Jackie Reis that he is looking forward to his presidential inauguration, and that he has big plans for Holy Cross’ future.

Having served as Georgetown University’s vice president for mission and ministry, Fr. Boroughs is now stepping into his position at the College with determination and spirit. Already, he has hired a new vice president of development and alumni relations, and now, he is working towards devising a strategy for financial aid. “The college’s biggest challenge will be finding a way to fund financial aid at the college’s increasingly economically diverse student body,” he said.

He also revealed his intent to purchase a retreat center that could be used by students, faculty, and staff, allowing them to “enter into silence and reflectivity and sometimes conversation.”

Though the future is bright for Holy Cross, the focus is on the present, as Fr. Boroughs celebrates his inauguration on Friday, Sept. 14. Although he is busy preparing for the ceremony, he explains that he still leaves time to explore Worcester. About life in the city beyond the Hill, he says, “you really get engaged, and I enjoy that.”

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by David Cotrone ’13.

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