Finis E. St. John IV is Chancellor of The University of Alabama System. In that capacity, he is chief executive officer of Alabama’s largest higher education enterprise, which is comprised of three doctoral research universities and the UAB Health System. Total student enrollment at The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville exceeds 70,000 students with more than 45,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff. The annual economic impact of the UA System surpasses $10 billion annually, and more than 1.7 million patients are served annually in the System’s hospitals and clinics.
Chancellor St. John earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama, where he graduated cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. A member of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 1982, he chaired the Moot Court Board. Chancellor St. John clerked for the Hon. Peter T. Fay, 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, after completing Law School.