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Fr. Johnathan Brown, SJSept. 30, 2020 – Father John Brown, SJ, has been named the 31st president of Jesuit High School of New Orleans. He has served since January as the school’s interim president. Father Brown joined Jesuit High in 2012, serving in advancement, theology, campus ministry, modern foreign language and art departments.
“Nothing makes me happier than to serve God and the community here at Jesuit High School,” said Fr. Brown in reaction to the announcement. “I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of many great men who have served in this office before me.”

A search committee unanimously selected Fr. Brown from a pool of highly qualified finalists, and his selection was approved by Jesuit’s board of directors and Jesuit Provincial Fr. Thomas P. Greene, SJ, himself an alumnus of Jesuit high. The final decision was formally endorsed by Archbishop Gregory Aymond of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Raised in Eunice, Louisiana, Fr. Brown is the son of Bruce and Judy Brown and is the 10th of 12 children. He entered the Society of Jesus 20 years ago. In addition to Jesuit High New Orleans, he has served at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., and at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso, Texas. He is the superior of the Jesuit Community of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans.