The newest president for the
is a former student and teacher.
Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J., who has been chosen as the 26th president, was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated from the school in 1982.
After college, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1986, was ordained to the priesthood in June 1999, and pronounced final vows in the Society of Jesus in 2009.
Fr. Guiao currently serves as the Assistant to the Provincial for Formation for the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, a position he has held since 2008.
In addition to his theological studies as prescribed by the Society of Jesus, he received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Case Western Reserve University and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music.
He was a faculty member in both English and Theology at Saint Ignatius from 1992–1995, returning in 2000 to teach Theology and to direct the Choral and Liturgical Music Programs.
Fr. Guiao also served for two years as the interim Vice President for Ignatian Mission at Saint Ignatius.
“I am honored to mission Fr. Raymond Guiao, S.J., to serve as the next president of Saint Ignatius High School,” says V. Rev. Brian Paulson, S.J., Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province. “Fr. Guiao is first and foremost a great priest-educator—a proven leader known for his deep faith, high ideals, and boundless energy.”
“I am deeply honored to be named by the Board of Regents to be the next president of Saint Ignatius High School,” says Fr. Guiao. “My own vocation to Jesuit priesthood was formed back when I was a student at Saint Ignatius in the early 1980s. Like so many alumni of our school, I feel I owe a lot to Saint Ignatius High School. So, I'm thrilled that I can make some return by serving as the school's next president.”