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Gregory Lucey, SJ

70 Years a Jesuit
Pastoral ministry at the Marquette University Jesuit Community


During his 70 years in the Society of Jesus, Fr. Gregory Lucey, SJ, has established himself as a leader in Jesuit education, especially at the college level. He served for 12 years as president of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

In his early active ministry, he was a high school retreat director and then president and principal of Campion High School, his alma mater.

After completing a Ph.D. in educational administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1978, Fr. Lucey moved to Seattle University, where he served as vice president for planning and vice president for university relations.

After serving as rector at Marquette University, he was named president of the Jesuit Conference of the United States, a position he held from 1994-97.

From 2011-13, Fr. Lucey was president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities before returning to Spring Hill, where he served as chancellor, interim president and chancellor emeritus.

Since 2020, he has been involved in pastoral ministry at the Marquette University Jesuit Community.

Father Lucey has degrees in education, philosophy, theology and liturgy. His bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.L. are from Saint Louis University. He has another master’s degree in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.