Impact Session Speaker


Father Dave Pivonka, TOR ’89, became president of Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2019. The prolific Catholic speaker, author, podcaster, and video producer received his bachelor’s from Franciscan University, then earned an MDiv, MA in theology, doctorate in education, and executive juris doctorate. In 1996, he was ordained a priest in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Franciscan Third Order Regular. Before his election as University president, he served in leadership at Franciscan University including as vice president for Mission and Planning, then as director of the TOR’s Post-Novitiate Formation and the TOR’s Franciscan Pathways.