Two New Members Named to Marquette Board
Released: March 17, 2006
MILWAUKEE – Rev. James G. Gartland, S.J., president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, and John P. Lynch, a 1964 graduate and a senior partner at Latham & Watkins L.L.P. in Chicago, were elected to Marquette’s Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting this month (March 15).
Gartland was part of the founding team of Cristo Rey in 1999 and became president in 2004. Previously, he served as pastor of St. Procofius, a Mexican immigrant parish in Chicago, from 1994 to 1999. After teaching theology at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., for three years, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1983. He taught in Peru from 1987 to 1990 and was ordained a priest in 1993. Father Gartland has a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, master’s degrees in philosophy and religious education from Loyola University Chicago, and a master’s in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif.
Lynch was a Marquette trustee from 1998 to 2001, when he relocated to Paris to lead Latham’s offices in Europe. He received his law degree from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1967 and was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for three years before joining the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, becoming a partner in 1973. He later founded Hedlund, Hunter and Lynch, which merged with Latham & Watkins in 1982. He served as managing partner of the Chicago office and as a member of the firm’s executive committee for several years before his assignment in Europe. He has served as a board member for Catholic Charities, Regina Dominican High School, and several other civic organizations and is a member of Marquette’s 1881 Society.
Gartland and Lynch join a board of 37 members. Their terms on the board began at the time of their election.
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