Father Michael Scanlan is retiring from Franciscan University of Steubenville after 37 years of service, including 26 as president.
– Courtesy of Franciscan University of Steubenville.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Father Michael Scanlan’s name has become so closely linked to Steubenville, Ohio, that it’s a bit surprising to learn that he grew up in midtown Manhattan.
The Third Order Regular Franciscan has spent 42 of his 47 years as a priest at Franciscan University of Steubenville and played a large part in bringing the college back from near death.
This summer, though, Father Scanlan, 79, is retiring from his post as chancellor, a position he has held for the past 11 years. Before that, he spent 26 years as the university’s president.
An early leader in the Catholic charismatic renewal, Father Scanlan was instrumental in turning around a struggling university. During...READ MORE