Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Baltimore Names Dr. William Heiser President

Cristo Rey Jesuit’s Board of Trustees has selected Dr. William “Bill” Heiser to be CRJ’s second president, starting with the 2015-2016 school year. As the new president, Dr. Heiser will bring considerable educational experience and much success in building partnerships. He also has a great understanding of and appreciation for Jesuit education.

Dr. Heiser currently serves as principal of Catonsville High School and is the past principal of North County High School in Anne Arundel County. He is the former assistant dean of Loyola University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Heiser earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Loyola University, and received an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Morgan State University. In 2013, the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals named Dr. Heiser Principal of Year.

Dr. Heiser’s educational career, passion for the Jesuit mission, and proven ability to build relationships, makes him the perfect leader for Cristo Rey Jesuit as it moves forward into its second decade.

Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, Provincial for the Maryland Province Jesuits, is pleased that CRJ’s new president will continue to lead the school on the path it has forged well over the last eight years.  “We are very happy to have the caliber of Dr. Heiser accepting the top role at such an important Jesuit institution in the city of Baltimore,” said Fr. Hussey.  “His talent, experience and commitment to Jesuit values and education will continue to shape the wonderful traditions Cristo Rey has built within its student body and the community.”

“Serving as President of CRJ is truly a calling,” notes Dr. Heiser. “Having received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola University Maryland, I know firsthand how transformative a Jesuit education can be. I am excited to work with our excellent Principal, Tom Malone, as well as the entire leadership team and faculty at CRJ as we strive to transform the lives of our students in the tradition of Jesuit education and St. Ignatius. It is my belief that Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is uniquely positioned to become a national leader and exemplar of excellence in urban, Catholic, coeducational college preparatory schools serving student of diverse backgrounds, and I am eager to be a part of that.”

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