Georgetown Prep Board Names Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., as President
The Board of Trustees of Georgetown Preparatory School announced on March 10 that Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., has been named the next President of Georgetown Prep, effective July 1, 2014.
Father Pilarz is an outstanding teacher, administrator, and leader. He has been the President of both the University of Scranton and Marquette University. He is a trustee of St. Joseph’s University and has served on the boards of a number of secondary schools including Georgetown Prep. Father Pilarz is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a PhD in English from the City University of New York, a masters degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, and a masters degree in Divinity from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). He was a professor of English at Georgetown and is currently a professor in the English Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is the author of Robert Southwell, S.J., and the Mission of Literature 1561-1595: Writing Reconciliation, as well as numerous articles on subjects ranging from John Donne to leadership in Ignatian education.
Thomas Boyland '78, Chair of Georgetown Prep's Board of Trustees, stated, “Father Pilarz has a passion for education and will be a powerful leader of our mission to educate men for others. He has the vision and skills to lead Georgetown Prep into exciting new opportunities in education and to further our mission, while honoring our rich Jesuit history and strong traditions and values.”
Father Pilarz noted, “I look forward to working with Prep’s excellent faculty and staff to challenge, support, and care for Prep’s students as they develop into accomplished scholars, athletes, artists, men of faith, and generous citizens in their communities. I am eager to work with the entire Prep community to ensure Prep’s continued success as an outstanding school, enhance its Ignatian spirituality, and ensure a vibrant Prep for future generations."
Ann Logan, Chair of the Search Committee, added, “This has been a careful, inclusive and comprehensive process to identify the candidates best suited to lead this great institution through the opportunities and challenges ahead. Although we considered many very qualified individuals, Father Pilarz was the clear choice. He embodies all of the key attributes of the ideal leader for Prep as we begin our 225th year.”