Saint Viator High School has launched a national search to find its next President after Rev. Daniel Lydon, C.S.V. ‘73 announced his departure in June 2024, at the end of the school year.

The Clerics of St. Viator/Board of Governors has convened a Search Committee, appointing trustee Mr. Arthur Gasey ’85 as Chair. The Committee, in partnership with members of the Board, members of the faculty and other constituencies, has partnered with Educational Directions to identify the most qualified candidates.

In leading the search for our next President, the Search Committee, Board of Trustees and The Clerics of St. Viator/Board of Governors is committed to identify the most qualified leader who will continue to guide the school’s tradition of academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to others.

We are committed to conducting a transparent, inclusive search and to engage the broader School community throughout the search process. Please visit this page periodically for updates as the Search Committee undertakes its work throughout the coming months.

Questions about the search process and suggestions about candidates can be directed to

Fr. Mark Francis, C.S.V. '71

The Board of Governors is grateful for Fr. Lydon’s ministry as President over the past several years. His dedication to Catholic education and his efforts at maintaining academic excellence and promoting a community of faith among students, faculty, and staff have strengthened the Viatorian mission at Saint Viator High School.

President Search Committee

Steve Denten '90, Board of Trustees Treasurer
Art Gasey '85, Board of Trustees Chair
Preston Kendall, President, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Karen Koch, COO, Saint Viator High School
Cate Majka, Faculty, Saint Viator High School
Maureen Martin '92, Faculty, Saint Viator High School
Dean Niro '83, Alumnus
Kurt Paprocki '00, Viatorian Associate & Faculty, Saint Viator High School
Fr. Tom Von Behren, C.S.V., Viatorian & Former President, Saint Viator High School
Lisa Warren, Board of Trustees Member & Past Parent

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.