In July, Jesuit Father Robert E. Reiser will become the 13th president of McQuaid Jesuit, succeeding Jesuit Father Edward F. Salmon, who has held the post since 2010.
Father Reiser served as assistant to the president of McQuaid Jesuit from 2004-06, and returned to the school’s faculty in 2013. He also had served seven years as president of St. Peter’s Preparatory School, an all-male Jesuit high school in Jersey City, N.J. During his tenure at St. Peter’s Prep, Father Reiser helped increase the school’s endowment, construct a state-of-the-art science center, expand enrollment, and add faculty members and course offerings.
“He inspired the community to ‘raise the bar’ at St. Peter’s Prep,” Peter Rodgers, chairman of McQuaid Jesuit’s board of trustees, said in a statement. “The Board of Trustees has complete confidence in his ability to do the same for McQuaid Jesuit.”
A Buffalo native, Father Reiser attended Canisius High School and Canisius College. He also has master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School, the University of Rochester, Fordham University and Weston Jesuit School of Theology.Tags: Catholic Schools, Diocesan Appointments