- Name: William P. Leahy
William P. Leahy (born 1948) is the 25th President of Boston College, a post he has held since 1996. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Imogene, Iowa. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1967, and is a member of the Jesuits’ Midwest Province. Leahy earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in United States history at Saint Louis University in 1972 and 1975, respectively. He then began studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in Berkeley, California, where he earned degrees in theology (1978) and historical theology (1980). He was ordained a priest in 1978. He received a doctoral degree in U.S. history from Stanford University in 1986.
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska
William P. Leahy quotes :
I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way.William P. Leahy
I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.William P. Leahy