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Fr. Michael Marco, S.J.
I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead a high school with such a rich Jesuit history and strong Catholic tradition.
~Fr. Michael Marco, SJ
Rev. Michael J. Marco, SJ, to Lead Marquette University High School in Milwaukee
On March 25, 2015, the Marquette University High School Board of Directors, with the approval of the provincial of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, voted unanimously to elect the Rev. Michael J. Marco, SJ, to be the 11th president of Marquette University High School, effective July 1, 2016.
Father Marco, 53, will serve as president-elect for the 2015-16 school year.He will succeed the Rev. Warren Sazama, SJ, who will complete his term as president on June 30, 2016.
"The Ad Hoc Presidential Transition Committee found the best candidate for Marquette High in Father Mike Marco," said Bruce Arnold, chair of the school's board of directors.
Father Marco brings to Marquette High more than 20 years of Jesuit secondary education experience, including 10 years of executive experience as president of two other Jesuit high schools in the country.
Father Marco has served as special assistant to the president at Marquette High since 2013.He previously served as president of Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland from 2010-2013, and president of Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio from 2003-2010.From 1996-2002, Father Marco served at Creighton Preparatory High School in Nebraska as a theology teacher and department chair, director of campus ministry and assistant to the president.He also taught psychology and theology and coached baseball at Marquette High early in his career from 1989-1992.
Father Marco holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Creighton University, and a teacher certification from Marquette University.He also holds a master's degree from Boston College in religious education, and a master of divinity degree from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.He studied philosophy for three years at Saint Louis University in preparation of his ordination to the priesthood.Father Marco currently serves on the boards of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee, which opens in Fall 2015.Father Marco is a Nebraska native.
"These are exciting times at Marquette University High School and I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead a high school with such a rich Jesuit history and strong Catholic tradition," said Father Marco.
"On behalf of the Jesuits of the Midwest, I am very pleased that the board of directors of Marquette University High School has elected Father Michael Marco, SJ, as the next president," said Father Thomas A. Lawler, SJ, Wisconsin Province provincial and 1983 graduate of Marquette High.
"Father Marco is a fine Jesuit and priest, and a gifted administrator and leader.
I have every confidence that Father Marco will be an excellent leader and will continue Marquette High's legacy as one of the best high schools in the region."
Fr. Michael Marco, 34, from Schuyler, Nebr., has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Creighton University in Omaha.He taught psychology and theology at Marquette University High School and served as deacon at St. Ann University Church in Boston.
This fall he will start teaching theology at Creighton Prep in Omaha. (Wisconsin Province)
Search for the Next President of Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Maryland
Rev. Michael J. Marco, S.J.The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rev. Michael J. Marco, S.J., has been selected as the next President of Georgetown Preparatory School.Father Marco was named President by a unanimous vote of the Board on November 20, 2009.Father Marco will assume the presidency on July 1, 2010, when Rev. William L. George, S.J., steps down from the post after leading the school for ten years.
"Father Marco is a young, energetic, and talented priest," said Father George.
"Im thrilled to be joining the community at Georgetown Prep," Father Marco commented after learning of the Board's decision.
"Ive met so many committed and talented people during this process; Im beyond excited to join forces with this group and continue the tradition of excellence that has marked this school for over 200 years."
Robert J. Flanagan, chairman of Prep's Board of Trustees, said he is looking forward to working with Father Marco.
"He brings a wealth of experience and keen sense of mission that will serve our community well into the future.
The young men of Georgetown Prep are truly fortunate to have Father Marco at the helm."
Father Marco was selected by the Trustees after three Jesuits emerged as the finalists from a pool of more than fifty applicants.
Father Marco currently leads Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where he has served as President since 2003.He spent his first ten years in education as a classroom teacher at Marquette University High School and Creighton Preparatory School teaching theology and psychology.At Creighton Prep he also served as Chair of the Theology Department, Director of Campus Ministry, and Assistant to the President.A graduate of Creighton University, Father Marco entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 1984.He received a Master of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a Master of Education in Religious Education from Boston College.He is a Trustee of John Carroll University and Boys Hope Girls Hope in Cleveland, Ohio and Seton Catholic High School, in Hudson, Ohio.Father Marco will visit Prep after the holidays to begin the transition process and to meet the community before his term begins in July.
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