Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, a former administrator at Arkansas Tech University, has been named president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
Esteban was associate vice president of academic affairs at Arkansas Tech from 1996-2001.
He had most recently served as provost and chief academic officer at Seton Hall from August 2007 until July 2010, when he was appointed interim president of the university.
Esteban was installed as the Seton Hall president on a permanent basis on Jan. 11, 2011. He is the 20th president of Seton Hall, which is a Catholic university that serves approximately 10,000 students.
A native of the Philippines, Esteban is the first non-clergyman to be named president at Seton Hall in more than two decades.
“I am honored to be at the helm of this university that has been a leader in Catholic higher education for more than a century and a half,” said Esteban in a news release from Seton Hall. “I remain committed to ensuring Seton Hall’s preeminent position and look forward to continuing to work with the campus community to provide the best possible academic and spiritual education for our students."
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