The only finalist for the presidency of Seton Hall University, a Catholic college in South Orange, New Jersey, has withdrawn. According to an article by Kelly Heyboer and Jeff Diamant in the Star-Ledger:

“I’ll be withdrawing my candidacy,” Monsignor Stuart Swetland, professor of Christian ethics at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland, told The Star-Ledger. “I wish Seton Hall well in its search for a new president … I’ve discerned right now that God has other things that He wishes for me to do.”

Some Seton Hall officials apparently said that Swetland asked for annual salary of almost $300,000.

Seton Hall’s current president, Monsignor Robert Sheeran, earns about $31,000 a year.

Daniel Luzer

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