Stephen Rowan

Stephen RowanPhD

"When I visit Carroll College, I see students studying hard in class or the library, walking service dogs on campus, praying at Sunday Mass, and playing hard on the field. It is a joy to lighten their load by providing some financial assistance through an endowment that grows over time and keeps pace with rising costs. I know it makes a difference to students who have big dreams for making a difference to the world through their service. Through them, my life has an impact, too."

Fr. Stephen C. Rowan Endowed Scholarship

Rev. Stephen Rowan, PhD, is a recognized leader in Catholic higher education. Fr. Rowan received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of British Columbia. He also holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle in 1968. He has served in various academic positions, both as professor and dean at Seattle University and University of Portland as well as president of Carroll College.

In addition, Fr. Rowan is known for his commitment to Catholic values and work in philanthropy. As Superintendent for Catholic Schools and as Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Fr. Rowan served as founding chair of the Fulcrum Foundation, which provides tuition assistance and support for Catholic Schools.