18.04.2007, [15:38] // UGCC //www.risu.org.ua
Lviv — The inauguration of Fr. Borys Gudziak, Ph.D., for his second five-year term as rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in western Ukrainian Lviv was held on 16 April 2007. Among those participating in the festivities were Patriarch Lubomyr (Husar), head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Archbishop Ihor Vozniak of Lviv (seen in photo), and Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, assistant to the head of the UGCC, and representatives of other educational institutions and the government.
“This is a person open to new initiatives, to dialogue, to the reconciling of various traditions. For him, attention to the person is the priority.” So said Bishop Lonchyna, chair of the UCU Senate, explaining the decision to re-elect Fr. Gudziak.
Among plans for the future that Fr. Gudziak mentioned in his inaugural address are increasing the number of students over the next five years (from approximately 1200 to 2000), a new specialization in medieval studies, and the creation of a Social Sciences Faculty, to study psychology, sociology, and journalism.