St. John’s University president to step down

May 24, 2019 | StarTribune

Michael Hemesath, who has led St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., since 2012, will step down in August.

Hemesath is the first lay president appointed to a full term on the Catholic campus, which serves about 1,700 undergraduates. Dan McKeown, who became chairman of the university’s governing board earlier this month, said in a statement issued Tuesday that he had recently had “long and productive” conversations with Hemesath about the university’s future and the president’s plans, including an August sabbatical.

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