OLLU president named chancellor of archdiocese

The Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the Archbishop of San Antonio, has named OLLU President Sister Jane Ann Slater, CDP, PhD, chancellor of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The appointment will take effect at the completion of Sister Slater’s term as president of OLLU in the summer of 2015.

This will mark the first time that a woman has held the position in the San Antonio Archdiocese. As chancellor, Sister Slater will be a member of the archbishop’s senior administrative staff, will have responsibility for the official records of the archdiocese, will authenticate official acts of the archbishop and will have other canonical and administrative duties.

“I am so happy for your recognition of the role of women in the church,” Sister Slater said to Garcia-Siller during a Nov. 20 announcement at the Chancery Office. “I thank you for being in such close communion with Pope Francis who has also recognized the role of women in ways that don’t have to be involved with ordination, that are very significant in themselves,” Sister Slater added.

Before assuming the role of president of OLLU in March 2013, Sister Slater served as the San Antonio Archdiocese as director of studies for Assumption Seminary. Sister Slater also served on the committee that assisted Garcia-Siller as he developed his pastoral vision for the archdiocese.

Earlier this month the OLLU Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Diane E. Melby, EdD, as the next president of the University. Dr. Melby will assume her role in July 2015. Sister Slater will assist Dr. Melby with the transition before assuming her role as chancellor.

View a video of the announcement online.