REV FR RICHARD V ELLA SJ
Vice President for Formation
Fr Richard entered the Society on May 30, 2000 and was ordained in 2011. He is not new to the AdZU community as he served his regency at the Junior High School as teacher and campus minister from June 2004 to April 2006. After his ordination, he was assigned as a parish priest at Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Parish in Malaybalay, Bukidnon from June 2012 to May 2014.
During this period, he also served as the school director of Saint Isidore High School, the only Jesuit-run Catholic high school in the agricultural area of the Upper Pulangi Region of Bukidnon that offers 7th-10th grade programs. His recent assignment prior to coming over was at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City as the University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries Office.
Fr Richard supervises the following formation units, and align them toward the University’s goals of greater effectiveness and efficiency of services.