Assistant Provincial and Steward
Congregation of Holy Cross
United States Province of Priests and Brothers
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. completed in June 2014, his tenure as the 19th president of the University of Portland, Oregon’s Catholic university. The university he led is annually ranked among the best 10 regional universities in the West, has enjoyed the largest applicant pools and freshman classes in its 105-year history over the last decade, and savors nationally renowned professors, soccer teams, and scientific research. Previous to his presidency in Portland, Father Beauchamp served Notre Dame as executive vice president, and among other duties, was an award-winning professor of business and law.
A native of Detroit, he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and received an MBA from the same institution two years later. In 1989 he was named that university’s Alumnus of the Year. From 1966 through 1972 he served as associate director of admissions and taught at Alma (Michigan) College.
He received his law degree from Notre Dame in 1975 and practiced law in Alma before entering Moreau Seminary in 1977. He received his master of divinity degree in 1981 and was ordained in April 1982. An active servant to his communities, Father Beauchamp is a board member of Holy Cross Family Rosary, USA Funds, and the University of Notre Dame. He is an Assistant Provincial and Steward and serves as a member of the Provincial Council for the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers of Holy Cross.