By Catholic Review Staff
John H. Weetenkamp III, interim president of Loyola Blakefield in Towson for the 2012-13 school year, has taken leave because of family health issues. Anthony I. Day, Loyola’s principal, has been named interim president, effective immediately, the school’s board of trustees announced March 11.
Weetenkamp was named interim president after Jesuit Father Thomas A. Pesci, who had served as Loyola’s president since 2005, announced last spring he was leaving the school in June 2012.
Weetenkamp is a 1965 graduate who has served his alma mater for more than 40 years.
“The board of trustees will continue to consider candidates to assume the president’s position, but we are not close at this time to naming someone to the role permanently, despite many months of work,” said Joe Sullivan, chair of Loyola’s board of trustees, in a statement.
“Our decision, on Loyola Blakefield’s leader,” the statement continued, “is critical to the school’s next decade and beyond, so we will not move in haste. Given the seasonal nature of the president search process, we are now prepared to take as long as another academic year for our search, with Mr. Day serving as interim president through the 2013-14 academic year, if need be.”
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