Leadership Change at the International Theological Institute

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau

10 February 2014 - The Grand Chancellor of the ITI, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, after consultation with the Board of Trustees, appointed Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau as President for the start of the new academic semester on the tenth of February 2014, which was confirmed by the Congregation for Catholic Education on the third of March 2014. His Eminence thanked Msgr. Dr. Larry Hogan for his eight years of dedicated service as President. Msgr. Hogan, who had served as a professor at the ITI from its beginning in 1995, and then as Vice-President and then as President and Rector, will go on sabbatical leave for a year, after which he plans to return to teach at the ITI. During a special Mass for the start of the new semester Cardinal Schönborn paid tribute to Msgr. Hogan’s work as a priest, as a Professor of Old Testament, and as President in carrying out a successful campus move. 

Upon receiving the appointment, Dr. Geusau said, "The ITI is known to be an excellent training ground for future leaders in the Church and society, and is a fertile ground for many of the new evangelization initiatives in Austria and around the world. It is a joy to further develop the ITI’s unique mission." 

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, J.D., LL.M. has served the ITI since 2004 as Vice-President for Development/Chief Development Officer. Christiaan comes from the Netherlands and he and his wife, who is from Mexico, have five children.  He studied philosophy and theology for a year in the United States at Franciscan University of Steubenville and then went on to obtain degrees in civil and European law in The Netherlands and Germany. Christiaan earned his doctoral degree in the field of philosophy of law at the University of Vienna. He publishes and lectures extensively in the areas of law, philosophy and education both in Europe and the United States, and has a special interest in human rights and Catholic education.