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Sunday, April 21, 2024
The Observer

President Jenkins to step down after school year

University President Fr. John Jenkins will step down from the presidency at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Jenkins announced the decision at a meeting of the Board of Trustees Friday, according to an email sent to the Notre Dame community just after 10 a.m.

“Serving as president of Notre Dame has been the unanticipated, undeserved, and wonderful privilege of my life,” Jenkins wrote.

Notre Dame’s bylaws mandate that the University’s president be a Holy Cross priest, and trustees have worked over several years to prepare his successor, Jenkins wrote. Jenkins began his fourth five-year term as president on June 30, 2020.

“I plan to return to teaching, to some writing,” Jenkins said.

John Veihmeyer will also succeed John Brennan as chair of the Board of Trustees in June 2024, the University said.