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.