The provincial minister is the friar who oversees a particular province. He is commonly called "The Provincial" and his place of residence is sometimes called the provincialate. The Provincial Minister is elected at a Chapter and serves a term of six years. He may be re-elected for one more three year term, but may not serve more than nine years. The current Provincial of Holy Name Province is Fr. Kevin J. Mullen, O.F.M., formerly the tenth President of Siena College.
The Provincial is always a member of the Siena College Board of Trustees. It is also the Provincial who officially "assigns" a friar to Siena after a period of consultation and preparation. Because of our vow of obedience, all friars need to ask the Provincial's permission to accept an offer of employment, and offers from Siena are no exception.
The Provincial is assisted by a Provincial Vicar (Fr. Lawrence Hayes, O.F.M.) and a Council of six friar advisors elected by the chapter. Several friars from Siena have served on the provincial council over the years.