Jesuit Father Stephen Planning has been selected as the 36th president of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He will assume the position July 1, and he succeeds Jesuit Father Joseph Lingan, who assumed the presidency following the death of Jesuit Father Allen Novotny last October.
Fr. Planning, a Maryland Province Jesuit, most recently served eight years as the founding president of Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver. Prior to his service at Arrupe, he served as assistant principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago for three years. He has also taught English and religious studies in Jesuit high schools in the United States and in Chile.
“Gonzaga has a tremendous reputation for outstanding academics, competitive sportsmanship and strong Jesuit values,” said Planning. “It will be a privilege to serve as the president of such an extraordinary school community.”