The University is sponsored by the Franciscans of the Third Order Regular and governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of both lay people and Franciscans.
Fr. Malachi assumed the office of president at Saint Francis University on May 12, 2014, with his official Inauguration taking place on October 4, 2014. Prior to this he spent twelve years at the University as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting and served as the treasurer and vicar provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Sacred Heart Province. Additionally, during his years at the University he served as NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and Campus Minister. For more than 10 years Fr. Malachi was deputy fire chief and chaplain of the Loretto Volunteer Fire Company.
Fr. Malachi professed vows as a Franciscan in 1999 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2004. He has a PhD in higher education leadership from Capella University, a master’s degree in taxation from Arizona State University, and an undergraduate degree in accounting and Spanish from Franciscan University. A certified public accountant, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Phoenix, Arizona, and Arthur Andersen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a tax accountant prior to becoming a Franciscan.
Additionally, he serves Franciscan University of Steubenville as a member of their Board of Trustees, as vice president of the Foundation Maria Thron study abroad program, and was most recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Association of Franciscan Colleges & Universities.
The most prominent steward of this institution is the Saint Francis University Board of Trustees who are entrusted with overseeing the mission, vision, and advancement of the University.
See the list of current Trustees.
Title: Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Affairs
Office Location: Scotus Hall 317
Title: Vice President for Student Development
Department: Student Development
Office Location: Padua Hall 231
Title: Vice President for Advancement
Department: Advancement and Alumni Relations
Office Location: Raymond Hall 310
Title: Vice President for Finance and AdministrationDepartment: Finance & Administration Office Location: Scotus Hall 322A
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