The Rev. Francis C. Wade, S.J., Chair Committee is charged with seeking individuals to fill the Wade Chair. The committee seeks the names of suitable candidates from all available sources and in consultation with the deans and department chairs of the university. The committee makes recommendations to the provost, who invites the recipient to accept the chair.

2016–17 committee members:

  • Dr. Lowell Barrington, Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences
  • Rev. John Thiede, S.J., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
  • Rev. John Laurance, S.J., Associate Professor, Department of Theology
  • Dr. Dinorah Cortes-Velez , Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ex-officio members:

  • Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., (Chair), Rector, Jesuit Community
  • Dr. Douglas Woods, Dean of the Graduate School
  • Fr. Thomas Krettek, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Debra Reeder, Executive Assistant to the Provost (Program Coordinator)