Holy Cross College at Notre Dame introduces new president

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Dr. Marco Clark is the new president of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame.

The new president of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame is ready to get to work.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed as the next president of Holy Cross College,” said Dr. Marco Clark, who the college announced as its new top executive in April. “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.”

The college hosted an introductory press conference for Clark Aug. 10.

Clark is the first president of the college who is not a Holy Cross brother or priest. Before joining Holy Cross, he worked at St. Edward’s University, sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross, Moreau Province, in Austin, Texas. Clark has work for more than 30 years as a Catholic educator and leader in higher education and secondary schools sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Clark took over for Rev. David T. Tyson, who retired and served as president since July 31, 2017. The college conducted a national search to find its next president.

John Gschwind, chairperson of the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Clark.

“He is an experienced and enthusiastic leader, who has a demonstrated commitment to student engagement, transformational student success and the education of both the mind and heart of each student within the Catholic vision of the Congregation of Holy Cross,” Gschwind said.  

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.


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