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academic administrator , priest

Michael Scanlan, American priest, academic administrator. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1964; Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, 1990. Named Sacrae Theologiae Magister Third Order Regular St Francis, 1996.


Scanlan, Michael was born on December 1, 1931 in Far Rockaway, New York, United States. Son of Vincent Michael and Marjorie (O'Keefe) Scanlan.


Bachelor, Williams College, 1953. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1956. Master of Divinity, St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1975.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), College Steubenville, 1972. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1978. PdD (honorary), St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1987.

Master of Sacred Theology, 3d Order Regular of St Francis, 1996.


Acting dean College Steubenville, Ohio, 1964-1966, dean, 1966-1969. Rector president St. Francis Major Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1969-1974. President Franciscan University Steubenville, 1974-2000, chancellor, since 2000.

President (FIRE) Catholic Alliance for Faith, Intercession, Repentence and Evangelism, since 1984.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1964. Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, 1990.



Member Diocese of Steubenville Ecumenical Commission, 1964-1969. Board directors Rumor Control Center, Steubenville, 1968-1969, Chamber of Commerce, Steubenville, 1976-1979. Board of trustees St. Francis Preparatory School, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, 1969-1974;vice-chairman, board of trustees St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1969-1974.

Trustee United Way, Steubenville, 1975-1980. Chairman national service committee Catholic Charismatic Renewal, 1975-1978. Staff judge advisory United States Air Force, 1956-1957.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf, skiing.


Vincent Michael Scanlan

Marjorie (O'Keefe) Scanlan