President - Search Updates

Press Release

Jesuit High School Names Chris Alling New President
School’s 15th President brings nearly 30 years of Ignatian education leadership to Sacramento

Sacramento, CA, March 16, 2023 -   The Board of Trustees of Jesuit High School of Sacramento today announced the appointment of Chris Alling as the school’s fifteenth President. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2023, just as Jesuit Sacramento prepares to celebrate 60 years of educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion – Men for Others – who strive to build a better world. 

President Search Update

The Presidential Search Committee has been convening regularly over the past six weeks, moving through the search process thoughtfully and diligently to find the best President for Jesuit High School. 

In mid-Feburary, the Committee met with various constituent groups during listening sessions and reviewed the results of the confidential online survey at the end of the month to capture input on the ideal candidate for our next President. Applications for the position of President closed on February 28, 2023.

Jesuit High School of Sacramento is pleased to announce that the search for the next President has commenced.

The Jesuit High School of Sacramento Board of Trustees seeks to identify an exceptional leader to serve as its next president. The JHS President Search Committee has developed a comprehensive process and timeline, which includes collecting feedback and perspectives from the JHS community. The Search Committee will then narrow the applicant pool to a group of semifinalists and identify finalists for the position.

President's Letter Julie Nauman James Donahue ’75, Chair

Jesuit Announces Search Committee for School President
Panel to include Trustees, Alums, Faculty, Staff and Current Parents

As announced last month, the Jesuit High School of Sacramento Board of Trustees is focused on the selection of the next President for Jesuit. We believe Jesuit’s unique mission and academic stature will attract a number of highly qualified candidates. The Presidential Search Committee will assume responsibility of identifying qualified candidates and the full Board of Trustees will appoint the new President based on the committee’s work and recommendations.

President's Letter James Donahue ’75, Chair Michael Wood ’99

UPDATE – Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J. to conclude service as President January 6
During transition day-to-day operations to be led by Principal Michael Wood ’99, in coordination with senior administrative leadership and with oversight by Board of Trustees


SACRAMENTO, CA -  The Board of Trustees of Jesuit High School of Sacramento today provides an update on the conclusion of service of Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., as President. On the advice of his physicians, Fr. McGarry will be unable to return to Jesuit this year in order to focus on his health and wellness.