On Friday, September 25, 2015, Dr. William "Bill" Heiser officially became the second president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore at their annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Heiser is the past principal of Catonsville High School in Baltimore County and North County High School in Anne Arundel County. In 2013, he was named a Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Prior to his work in secondary education, Dr. Heiser was an assistant dean of Loyola University's College of Arts & Sciences. He 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.
Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, Maryland Province Jesuits Provincial, installs Dr. Bill Heiser as the new president of Cristo Rey Baltimore.
In his remarks during his installation, Dr. Heiser said, "Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is built on the strongest of foundations. We are grateful to be sponsored by the Maryland Province of Jesuits… Cristo Rey Jesuit will continue to build bridges across Baltimore to connect students, families, business leaders, universities, and community members. Every bridge we build will lead to a brighter future for our students and the city of Baltimore. Cristo Rey Jesuit will continue to lead from the front and we are grateful for those who are inspired by our mission and will join us on this journey."
During Mass, Dr. Heiser accepted a cross from each class. The crosses were painted with class colors and decorated with prayers for Dr. Heiser and for Cristo Rey Jesuit.