Gonzaga’s new president comes home to lead his alma mater during its bicentennial, and a pandemic
When Jesuit Father Joseph Lingan became the new president of Gonzaga College High School in Washington in the summer of 2021, he moved his office to the main building on campus, just inside the front door and near the chapel.
“I wanted to be more in the middle of things,” he said, noting that it is a tradition at Jesuit schools to put the chapel in the middle of the campus. “I thought the same should be true of the president. It’s been wonderful… Faculty and students feel much freer to come into the office, and I’m much more accessible… I see students coming and going. I have a magnificent view of our Eye Street campus.”