Man in Black

Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., M.Div. ’06 takes charge as Creighton University’s 25th president.

Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., M.Div. ’06 takes charge as Creighton University’s 25th president.
Fr. Hendrickson headed to Fordham for graduate study. He was asked, “Are you really going to wear those boots in New York City?” Photo by Sarah Hoffman/Omaha World Herald.

Black cowboy boots are what Nebraskan Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., M.Div. ’06 has worn for two decades, and they’ll be part of his ensemble this summer, too—as he takes the reins as Creighton University’s 25th president. Born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska, Hendrickson, 44, became so captivated by the chanting and “great counsel and teachings” of the Benedictine monks at his boarding school that he began to contemplate a life in the priesthood. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1994. (His identical twin brother, Scott, is a Jesuit, too, and teaches at Loyola Chicago.) Fr. Hendrickson’s vocation has taken him to South Dakota to work with members of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and to the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Ecuador, Greece, India, and Central America. He serves as a trustee for multiple Jesuit universities. And he goes home from Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he studied as an undergrad and was serving as provost.

post-image Photo by Sarah Hoffman/Omaha World Herald.
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