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.

2015–16 committee members:

  • Dr. William Thorn, Associate Professor, Diederich College of Communication
  • Rev. John Thiede, S.J., Assistant Professor, 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. Edward Mathie, Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Sally Doyle, Senior Director of Academic Division Operations