The search for a successor to the fired Rev. Julio Giulietti at Wheeling Jesuit U. is approaching the wire. Now two candidates: Joseph Bascuas and Richard Beyer.
Both will be on campus next week, and an announcement will follow after a final review on Oct. 20.
Beyer is vice president of Trimble Navigation Ltd., based in Sunnyvale, California, a company that develops global positioning systems.
Trimble provides positioning solutions enabling professionals in engineering and construction, surveying, agriculture, fleet management and field service to be more productive by revolutionizing their work processes.
Trimble is transforming the way work is done through the application of innovative positioning. Trimble uses GPS, lasers, …
He’s also served as chairman of the board at [his alma mater] Michigan’s Olivet College, [affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches] and he’s currently on the board of the Wash. DC-based Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
Bascuas was most recently the interim president of Becker College [private, apparently nonsectarian] in [Worcester] Massachusetts. Before that, he was president ['02–'06] of Medaille College [private, nonsectarian] in Buffalo, N.Y.
The two are not Jesuit, as previously understood. Catholic? Ready to move forward in the Jesuit tradition?