Called to inspire humanity, Fr. John Schlegel exemplifies his Jesuit “magis” — all for the greater glory of God — living freely, fearlessly.
But Magis means more. Choosing the harder option. Choosing that which no one else will do. Meet Fr. Schlegel. And you’ll live every day of your life.
The life and times of Fr Schlegel
Highly-regarded and revered President of Creighton University in Omaha (2000-11) who increased enrollment and raised millions for the advancement of academics and facilities
President, University of San Francisco (1991-2000)
Vice-President, John Carroll University in Cleveland (1988-91)
Educated at St. Louis University, the University of London, and Oxford University.
Joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuit order) in 1963
Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1973
For his promotion of understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures, Fr. Schlegel received the Otto Swanson Spirit of Service Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice in May 2003.
President & Publisher of America Magazine (2011)