On July 31, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees, the Corporate Members, Holy Cross College, Inc., unanimously voted to appoint Reverend David Tyson, C.S.C., the fifth president of Holy Cross College for a term of five years.
“I am honored by the Brothers’ confidence in me,” says Father Tyson. “It has been a blessing to be a part of the Holy Cross College family for the past four months, and I am grateful for this opportunity to continue building its future.”
Father Tyson was named interim president of the college by the Board of Trustees in April 2017. “Father Tyson’s life-long passion for Catholic education and his keen understanding of the mission of the college make him an ideal leader to help Holy Cross College flourish,” says David Bender, chairman of the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees. “We have every confidence that he will serve the college skillfully and faithfully.”
Prior to becoming president of Holy Cross College, Father Tyson was the St. André Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development at Mendoza College, University of Notre Dame. A member of the Notre Dame class of 1970, Father Tyson served as executive assistant to Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., when he was president of Notre Dame, and later as vice president for Student Affairs. In 1990, he became president of the University of Portland, and served until 2003, when he was elected provincial superior of what was then called the Indiana Province of Holy Cross.
“On behalf of the Brothers of Holy Cross and of the Corporate Members of Holy Cross College, I extend hearty congratulations to Fr. David Tyson upon his appointment as president of Holy Cross College,” says Brother Chester Freel, C.S.C., provincial superior of the Midwest Province, and president of the Corporate Members. “The college is most fortunate to have someone of Fr. Tyson’s proven skills and knowledge leading the college into an even brighter future educating the minds and hearts of its students.”
A formal inauguration event is planned for October, and details will be announced as they become available.