President of Saint Mary's College of California Named to a Third Term

MORAGA, CA (Feb. 2, 2004) –- Saint Mary's College of California announced today that President Brother Craig J. Franz, FSC, Ph.D. has accepted an offer by the College's board of trustees to serve a third four-year term. This appointment will formally take effect when his current term expires on June 30, 2005.

Brother Craig became the 27th President of Saint Mary's College of California on July 1, 1997. Brother Craig, 50, also serves as president of the International Association of Lasallian Institutions of Higher Education, a global consortium of colleges and universities operated by the Christian Brothers.


Saint Mary's College of California, founded in 1863, is a residential learning community based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions. An outstanding faculty brings these traditions to life. The College enrolls 2,494 traditional undergraduates and more than 2,000 students in adult education and graduate programs. The Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guides the academic growth and spiritual character of the school. Saint Mary's is located in Moraga, 20 miles east of San Francisco.