Notre Dame Leader to Serve another Five Years

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WOWO): The Rev. John I. Jenkins has been elected to a third five-year term as president of the University of Notre Dame.



The board of trustees announced the extension Friday during its winter meeting in Naples, Florida.



Jenkins is a Holy Cross priest and was elected Notre Dame's 17th president in 2005. His current term was to expire June 30.



He said in a statement that it is a “tremendous honor and weighty responsibility to lead'' the university.



The board also re-elected Thomas G. Burish to a new five-year term as the university's provost.