Welcome from the President

Peace and Blessings!

It is my joy to welcome you into our Franciscan University of Steubenville community!

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, led by the Holy Spirit, and faithful to the magisterium, Franciscan University offers a college education like no other.

From the heart of the Catholic Church, Franciscan University carries on Jesus Christ’s work of teaching and forming disciples.

We educate men and women to be teachers, businessmen, doctors, nurses, youth ministers, entrepreneurs, programmers, priests, religious, and more.

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But as a Catholic university, our academic endeavor engages your heart and soul as well as your mind, forming you intellectually and spiritually in the full truth and light of the Gospel and in the teachings of the Church.

We take this academically excellent and passionately Catholic approach because we are committed to helping you not only achieve professional success but, most importantly, to become the saint of God he created you to be.

I invite you to discover for yourself how a Franciscan University education can help you fulfill your unique calling from God—and set the world on fire!


Father Dave Pivonka, TOR


Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Tawnya Burket

Executive Assistant to the President

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Father Jonathan St. Andre, TOR

Vice President for Franciscan Life

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Joelle Bucci

Administrative Assistant for Franciscan Life

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