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Diocesan Vicar General and Judicial Vicar named to Ursuline College Board of Trustees

PEPPER PIKE (Ohio) – Ursuline College recently welcomed canon lawyer Rev. Gary D. Yanus to its Board of Trustees.

“We are pleased to welcome Father Yanus to our Board of Trustees and grateful that he is deeply committed to the mission of Ursuline College,” said Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, PhD, president of the College.

Rev. Yanus is both vicar general and judicial vicar for the Diocese of Cleveland. As vicar general, he has the authority to assist Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez in matters of diocesan governance. He was appointed to this role by the bishop in September, having served as vicar general under Bishop Richard Lennon from 2014-2016. As judicial vicar since 2002, he has the authority to judge cases in the diocesan ecclesiastical court and oversees the administration of justice in the name of the bishop.

“I am honored to be able to contribute to the development of Ursuline College and its bright future as a prominent educational institution in Northeast Ohio,” Rev. Yanus said.

Since 2006, Rev. Yanus has served on the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, as professor of canon law.

Ordained in 1981, Rev. Yanus has assisted as administrator of a number of parishes in the diocese. He earned a bachelor of arts degree at Baldwin-Wallace University; master of divinity degree at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology; and a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe, Rome.

Three other new members appointed to Ursuline’s Board of Trustees are accounting firm partner Lori Kalic, health system president Cynthia Ann Moore-Hardy, and insurance company president Eddie Taylor, Jr. Read about them here.

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About Ursuline College – Founded in 1871, Ursuline College is an accredited, women-focused, independent college offering rigorous curricula in the liberal arts, nursing, and professional studies. At Ursuline, holistic education transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by the college’s Catholic and Ursuline heritage; women-centered learning; values-based curricula; and inclusive, global perspective.


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