Prep's 32nd President
I feel blessed and energized to be writing you as I begin my tenure as the 32nd president of Creighton Prep, a school whose formative mission, exceptional quality, loyal following and supportive atmosphere remind me so much of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, where I recently completed my 12th year as principal. Both school communities are so very blessed in so many ways.
As I begin my work at Prep, I want to thank the Creighton Prep Governing Board, the Search Committee, my predecessor Father Andy Alexander, S.J. ’66, Tim McIntire at Carney Sandoe & Associates and all the Prep constituents who took the time to be part of the very thorough process that helped select and transition me to my role as president, a position from which I will be honored and humbled to serve a community that means so much to so many people.
I will be focused on advancing the mission of Prep for and through all members of our school community. I will do a great deal of listening and learning about this wonderful institution and this process will result in us both celebrating what we are doing well and improving upon what we might be able to do better. That is the “magis” to which each member of our community is called.
Prep has been able to do such wonderful things for so many up to this point in its history, and for this special privilege of service we are blessed and grateful. But, with God's grace and guidance and with our thoughtful reflection, planning, courage, innovation and persistence, Prep's best days are still ahead of us. That should be such an exciting reality for all of our constituents.
Just as important as the high level of education and care our faculty and staff will provide inside the school on a daily basis will be the actions you can take from beyond 74th & Western Avenue to complement and reinforce our ongoing mission to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.
I encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on the time, talent and treasure you might be able to offer in support of our mission in 2013-2014. With us all working together in our commitment to Prep, the future will shine even more brightly for our students, students who are being called by God to be not the best in the world, but the best for the world. And our world is in desperate need of God's light to shine through our students.