StFX students propose change to chancellor-naming policy

January 20, 2010

A group of students at St. Francis Xavier University would like the university to end its policy of automatically appointing the bishop of the Antigonish diocese as its chancellor, with contention based on issues of merit, gender equality, and religious representation. The university's student union is collecting feedback from students on the matter through an online forum and poll, and responses have been divided. The student union will bring up the issue at the next board of governors meeting in March. The bishop and chancellor positions have been empty since September following the child pornography scandal involving then-bishop Raymond Lahey. A new bishop will be introduced Monday. UNews