Saint Mary's College's change in presidential leadership was the focus of an editorial in the Contra Costa Times that applauded the appointment of Brother Ronald Gallagher as the college's 28th president.
The editorial said in part: "Gallagher brings with him a record of scholarship and leadership as well as a reputation for being a peacemaker. That is always a critical skill for the leader of any college."
The editorial also congratulated Brother Craig Franz for being named the next president of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. "While we will miss Franz and thank him for his service, we must welcome Gallagher to his new position of leadership on campus and in this community."