In May of 2017, President Robert T. Scott, AFSC announced his retirement, planned for the end of the 2017-18 academic year, with these words:
"I joined the St. Joe’s community in 1971, eagerly accepting a position to teach Religion at an institution rich with history and built on the solid foundation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. At that time, I never could have predicted how many generations of young men I would witness walk across the stage at graduation – individuals who would go on to serve their communities, who would build lives of integrity as true St. Joe’s gentlemen, and who would become my lifelong friends.
Now, and throughout this next year, there is much work to do. My central focus will be sustaining our shared Lasallian Mission through:
- Partnering with our alumni, supporters, and benefactors to ensure that St. Joe’s is accessible to the next generations of young men;
- Stewarding our academic vision to best prepare our students with the skills needed for success in college and the 21st Century; and
- Supporting a respectful, welcoming, and faith-filled culture within the walls of St. Joe’s, knowing that our relationships with each other, with our young men, and with our loving God are the essence of our community.
Our school is strong, our future is bright, and, together, we will accomplish great things for the young men of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute."
The Board of Trustees is now tasked with locating the next president of St. Joe's and has identified eight community members to lead the process. As the search progresses, the Search Committee will post updates here to keep everyone engaged and informed.
Shared by Tom Comer '81, St. Joe's Board of Trustees Chair and Search Committee Member