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.
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.
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.
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.
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."