Charles Currie, S.J., Hon. ’11 was a Jesuit priest for 56 years and had been serving as the executive director of Jesuit Digital Network. From 1997 to 2011, he served as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). A revered leader in Jesuit higher education, he previously served as president of both Wheeling Jesuit University (1972–1982) and Xavier University (1982–1985); director of Georgetown University’s Bicentennial celebration (1989); rector of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph’’s University (1991–1997); and as a faculty member at Georgetown and Saint Joseph’s. Fr. Currie was a beloved figure both within and outside of the Jesuit network. He remained proud of his roots in Philadelphia, but thrived on the energy of Capitol Hill during his years in Washington, D.C. His tireless energy, keen sense of humor, legendary storytelling skills, and enormous heart will all be greatly missed. He died on Jan. 4, 2019, and is survived by his brother, Rob Currie, S.J.; sister-in-law Anne Currie; nieces and nephews as well as many grandnieces/nephews and great-nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Currie, his sister, Gertrude Currie Gargan, and brothers John and Joseph Currie, S.J.

29 Aug 2019