On April 10, 2019, Mike Loyet ’77 informed the St. John Vianney High School Board of Directors of his intention to retire as President of St. John Vianney High School at the end of the 2019/2020 school year.
As such, Loyet will continue in his current role for the next 13 months. Upon his retirement, he has agreed to serve in the role of advisor to the new President for one year. This will provide for a smooth and efficient transition of leadership and allow Loyet to share his many talents with his successor.
Board of Directors Chairperson, David Woods ‘92, said “On behalf of the Board and the entire Vianney family, we are thankful for Mike’s faith, leadership and service for these 13 years. In his 37 years as a Catholic Marianist educator Mike has certainly had a positive impact on thousands of students and the entire Vianney community. We are blessed that Mike will remain involved with Vianney in an advisory capacity.”
“I came to this decision after much prayer, thought and discernment,” Loyet said. “Most of my adult life has been shared with Vianney and it is an integral part of who I am. The Marianist charism has transformed me in deeply profound ways. I look forward to assisting in an efficient transition to new leadership and am thankful to the Board for the opportunity to continue to serve this incredible community.”
The Board is in the process of assembling a search committee to identify Loyet’s replacement. Don Eggleston and Rick Davis ’79, both current board members and past board chairs, have graciously agreed to chair this committee, which has preliminary plans is to announce a new President by January, 2020. Vianney intends to search for candidates both nationally and locally and are confident that Vianney will attract qualified applicants.
Meanwhile, feel free to thank Loyet for both his past and continued service. As has been the case for nearly 60 years, Vianney will continue to live our mission of forming young men for spiritual, academic and personal excellence in the Catholic, Marianist tradition both during this transition and beyond.