The Board of Trustees of Holy Cross College announced the appointment of Dr. Marco Clark as its new President effective July 1. This marks the first lay President for this Holy Cross institution of higher education, which is sponsored by the Midwest Province of Brothers. Dr. Clark will succeed Fr. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., who became president on July 31, 2017.
Dr. Clark comes to Holy Cross College from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where he served as the Executive Director of the Holy Cross Institute. Dr. Clark has worked as a Catholic educator for over 30 years, including 22 years as Principal and President at his alma mater, Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, a school sponsored by the Moreau Province.
Dr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, a Master’s in Education in Guidance and Counseling from Bowie State University, Maryland, and a Doctorate in Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University, Nebraska.
“I am deeply honored to be appointed as the next president of Holy Cross College. As one who was taught by the Brothers and who has spent my career serving in Holy Cross educational ministries, I am humbled and excited about the opportunity and responsibility to continue the transformative mission and charism of a Holy Cross education,” said Dr. Clark.
Br. Kenneth Haders, C.S.C., Superior of the Midwest Province as well as a Member of the College's Board of Trustees, said, “Dr. Clark is a transparent and inclusive servant leader, who exemplifies the charism, vision, and values of the Congregation of Holy Cross. We are very pleased that he will become the next leader of Holy Cross College.”