The 2021-2022 school year was the last of my two-year tenure as president of the Board of Trustees. It has been a tremendous honor for me to serve the St. Mark’s community. I am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with so many outstanding people who are deeply dedicated to the future of our great School.
We launched forward from our position of strength after one of the most challenging periods in the history of St. Mark’s. Students, faculty, administrators, parents and alumni of the St. Mark’s community excelled as we largely returned to normalcy and routine at 10600 Preston Road. Thanks to the leadership and resolve of David Dini and his team, St. Mark’s did not waver from a tone of stability for the sake of our community that enabled advancement on several strategic fronts.
Plans are nearly complete for the replacement of the lost Hicks Athletic Center and the Hill Tennis Center. I am excited by the blueprint shaped by many project partners to maximize the northern side of our campus. The new athletic complex will be a facility that will compel generations of Marksmen to stand taller upon entering and serve as a symbol of strength long into the future. We also saw great progress achieved on Goals for St. Mark's IV
, with a significant focus on enhancing access and affordability for future students.
Relationships have always defined my connection to St. Mark’s. At the first Trustee Dinner in years this past April, I was grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with many St. Mark’s champions who have transformed the lives of countless Marksmen along with my own. I will always treasure these bonds formed through our shared passion for the school’s mission and values. I am proud of the generosity and devotion of so many members of the community that contributed towards an exceptional year of philanthropic support.
Serving as president of the Board of Trustees is an incredible honor, and it has only deepened my appreciation for St. Mark’s and the men and women who work tirelessly to make it an incredibly special place. The future of our School is bright in the capable and caring hands of David Dini and his leadership team. I am inspired by our Marksmen and believe strongly that our mission to shape great men has never been more important. Thank you for all that you do to move St. Mark’s toward further excellence.