The Rev. Jeffrey von Arx is stepping down as president of Fairfield University to take on another position within the Jesuit society.
“I am grateful to the board for their confidence and support, and to the entire Fairfield community for the work we have done together to advance this University to the front ranks of Jesuit institutions of higher education,” von Arx, who on July 1 marked his 12th year at the school’s helm, said in a statement. “I believe Fairfield has a great future ahead of it.”
The university is in the process of forming a search committee for a new president, which will work with a national search company to find a replacement for von Arx by July 2017.