Nairobi, 13 May, 2023 / 8:54 pm (ACI Africa).
Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator who is completing his term as the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has been named the new dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU).
The Nigerian-born member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits – SJ) is expected to take up his new role at the California-based university on August 15.
In a message shared with ACI Africa on Wednesday, May 10, Santa Clara University President, Julie Sullivan, announced the appointment of Fr. Orobator to the institution, describing the Nigerian Catholic Priest as “an internationally esteemed theologian” and “among the most influential Jesuit thinkers worldwide.”
“It is with great pleasure that I share the news that Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator… has been appointed dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, starting August 15. Fr. Orobator is an internationally esteemed theologian and current president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar,” Sullivan said.
She added, “Fr. Orobator is one of the most important theological voices in Africa and among the most influential Jesuit thinkers worldwide. He is a frequent author and speaker on topics including leadership, increasing the inclusion and role of women in the Church; ecological stewardship; and human rights and dignity.”