With Rev. Lannon's departure, bar set high for Creighton successor
Creighton University President Timothy Lannon, who Monday announced his plan to retire next year, said his decision stemmed from a recent health scare that prompted him to take a hard look at his future.
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am
When Creighton University hired the Rev. Timothy Lannon three years ago, he came with rare qualifications: a university president, a Jesuit priest and a Creighton alumnus.
Creighton will be searching again now that the popular president has announced his plan to retire next year. It's unlikely that CU will again find someone with Lannon's resume and connections. And a shrinking pool of Jesuit candidates makes it possible that a lay president will be hired.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am.