Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J., was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2017.
Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J., is the 33rd president of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska. A Wisconsin native, Father Neitzke earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of San Francisco, a master of divinity degree from Santa Clara University and a doctorate from Creighton University focusing on educational leadership. His dissertation, “Jesuit Collaborative Fundraising: Religious and Secular Nonprofit Partnerships,” studied the historical and modern roots of Jesuit fundraising and presented a collaborative process between secular and religious nonprofit organizations.
Father Neitzke is also an adjunct faculty member at Creighton University in the Graduate School. He teaches courses in strategic and political leadership, school law and foundations of education. Father Neitzke served as chairman of the board at Creighton Prep before his term as president and also serves on the boards of Brophy Jesuit College Preparatory in Phoenix, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. His past board service includes Georgetown Preparatory School, Seattle University and Jesuit Academy in Omaha.