Rev. John McHugh named campus chaplain

Saint Joseph's College has appointed Rev. John McHugh, O.F.M., Cap., as campus chaplain. He is an ordained Catholic priest and Capuchin Franciscan Friar. Father McHugh spent 17 years at Dartmouth College, first as an associate chaplain and then as director of the Catholic Student Center. After leaving Dartmouth in 2002, he was a parish pastor in East Patchogue, N.Y., and later became a vicar provincial minister for the Capuchin Order from 2008-20011. From 1975 to 1985, he was a faculty member at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

Father McHugh earned his bachelor's degree from St. Anthony College Seminary in Hudson, N.Y., and his graduate divinity degree at the Capuchin Theological Seminary in Garrison, N.Y. He earned a master's degree in theology from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, N.Y., and his doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

September 16, 2011
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