Father Edward A. Reese, SJ, named new SI president
January 26th, 2016
Jesuit Father Edward A. Reese will serve as the 31st president of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius College Preparatory beginning July 1, 2016.
“The Search Committee did an outstanding job of working through a slate of well-qualified candidates for this important position,” said Jesuit Father Greg Bonfiglio, chair of the school’s board of trustees and pastor of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Parish. “They served the mission of the school — and ultimately our students — extremely well. Father Reese brings with him skills and experience that uniquely position him to build on what has been accomplished and lead this excellent school forward. We are blessed to have him.”
Currently at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona where he has served for the past 20 years as president, Father Reese is a former principal of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose.
Born in Alhambra, Father Reese entered the Society of Jesus following graduation from the Jesuits Loyola High School in 1961. He was ordained a priest in 1973.
In a statement from SI, Father Reese said: “When the opportunity arose to serve the St. Ignatius community, I got excited. It’s the right time to make a change. I hope I can do some good at SI.”
From January 28, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.