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August 5, 2016
METUCHEN – The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, MBA, JCD, bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, has been named to the Seton Hall University Board of Regents, one of the university’s key governing bodies.
Selected by the University Board of Trustees, Bishop Checchio is among four new members chosen to serve on the 43-member board. Each new member of the Board of Regents will serve a three-year term, which will expire on June 30, 2019.
“I am honored to serve on the Board of Regents at Seton Hall University where so many of our youth from Central New Jersey attend to continue their education and to grow in our faith,” Bishop Checchio said.
Bishop Checchio was named the Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen by Pope Francis on March 8, 2016. He was ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of Metuchen on May 3, 2016.
Before being named bishop, he served for 10 years as rector of the Pontifical North American College, Rome, after serving as vice rector there for two and a half years.
Prior to that, he held various roles in the Diocese of Camden, serving as secretary to the bishop, vice chancellor, director of communications, moderator of the curia, and episcopal vicar for administration of the diocese. He also served in the Tribunal and as a member of the College of Consultors, Presbyteral Council, Investment Committee and Diocesan Finance Council.
In 2000, he was appointed a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope John Paul II, granting him the title of monsignor; and, was appointed a Prelate of Honor by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, a papal honor bestowed on diocesan priests.
Bishop Checchio received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Scranton, Pa. He studied at North American College, Rome, and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Camden, N.J.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from LaSalle University, Philadelphia; and Doctorate of Canon Law and Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees from University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome.
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