Fr. Philip Judge, S.J. '80 Named President of McQuaid Jesuit

Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J. ’80, former president of Regis, has been named the 14th president of McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester, NY. Fr. Judge, who currently serves as provincial assistant for strategic operations and planning in the USA Northeast Jesuit province, will take over the position on July 1, 2020, according to the announcement from McQuaid Jesuit.

Fr. Judge graduated Regis in 1980, and entered the Society of Jesus the same year. He received his B.A. from Fordham as well as an M.A. in philosophy in 1986. He later received an M.Divinity and an M.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1993, he was ordained a priest.

Fr. Judge returned to his alma mater to teach English before serving as the assistant principal at Fordham Preparatory and the principal of McQuaid Jesuit. In the summer of 2005, he was named the president of Regis, a position he would hold for the next ten years ⁠— the second longest presidential tenure in school history.

While president of Regis, Fr. Judge helmed the Strong to Endure campaign, and oversaw the continued technological development of Regis—in his tenure, Regis adopted wireless technology for all its classrooms. He also rebuilt the upper gym following a 2011 fire, and spearheaded the effort to construct Regis’ green roof. In 2015, he was awarded the Deo et Patriae award for service to Regis. At this ceremony, the green roof was also dedicated in his honor. In all, Fr. Judge saw more than 1,300 Regians walk through the doors of St. Ignatius Church as graduates of the school.

"I am delighted that Fr. Judge will return to secondary education as president of McQuaid High School," said Regis President Fr. Daniel K. Lahart, S.J. "He is a seasoned administrator and an exemplary Jesuit. I know he brings his tremendous talent and generosity to this new role."

Regis wishes Fr. Judge and McQuaid Jesuit the best!

Posted: 10/4/19