Robert L. Niehoff

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Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J. (b. August 14, 1953) is the President of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

Niehoff was appointed John Carroll's president on April 7, 2005, and assumed the duties of president on August 22, 2005. Prior to his service at John Carroll, he was the Associate Provost and Vice President for Planning and Budget of the University of San Francisco.

Niehoff joined the Society of Jesus in 1972 and was ordained in 1982. He has a B.A. degree in philosophy, two master’s degrees in theology, an MBA at the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. at Gonzaga University. Working on his business background, he has served as the Treasurer of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; Associate Treasurer of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus; Financial Officer of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau, in the Bahamas; and Financial Analyst and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life at Gonzaga University.[1]

Like all professed religious, Robert Niehoff has taken a vow of poverty, and does not accept a yearly salary.


Preceded by
Edward J. Glynn
President of John Carroll University
2005 – present
Succeeded by