Anthony Day, who served for five years as principal at Loyola Blakefield in Towson before a short tenure as interim president, was named Wednesday as the school's president.
According to a letter posted on the school's website from Joseph Sullivan, chair of the school's Board of Trustees, Day was also named the school's Director of the Work, which guides the school's Ignatian mission.
Sullivan wrote that Day's unanimous appointment came "after a rigorous search process and months of discernment." Day was chosen because of his "deep roots in Jesuit education," his engaging leadership, and his background as a "dynamic educator," Sullivan wrote.
Day, a graduate of St. Peter's College who taught at Fordham Prep and Regis High School and earned master's degrees from Fordham University and Drew University, wrote in an accompanying letter posted on the school's website that he learned a lot in those experiences.
"In 25 years of Jesuit education, I have learned much about Ignatian leadership and what is necessary for a Jesuit institution to succeed," Day wrote. "As president, I will strive to apply all I have learned and all my energy to ensure the continued strength of Loyola Blakefield and our Ignatian mission."