Jonathan DeFelice

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Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B.
Profile of Father Jonathan walking into the Commencement exercises at Saint Anselm College
Father Jonathan DeFelice processing into the 2010 Saint Anselm College commencement
Alma mater Saint Anselm College, Class of 1969
Home town Bristol, Rhode Island
Title President Emeritus, Saint Anselm College
Term 1989 - June 2013

Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B. is the former President of New England's third oldest Catholic college, Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.[1] Growing up in Bristol, Rhode Island, he graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in 1965,[2] and then attended Saint Anselm College, earning a bachelor's degree in Philosophy in 1969. Seeking to be a monk, he entered Saint Anselm Abbey as a junior, in 1968, professing his solemn vows as a Benedictine monk in 1973. Thereafter, he studied at St. John's Seminary in Boston, and in 1974 was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. In 1983, DeFelice received a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. DeFelice co-founded the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities[3] and has served as a board member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.[4]

On September 4, 2012, the college announced that DeFelice would be stepping down as President in June 2013 after over two decades of service.

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