Mater Dei names new president


Courtesy: Mater Dei High School

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Mater Dei High School named Andy Morris as its new president on Thursday.

Morris will replace Dr. Tad Dickel, who is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities.

Morris is an active member of St. Boniface Parish in Evansville and grew up in the former St. Agnes Parish, according to the school.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andy Morris as the president of Mater Dei High School,” said Father Ed Schnur, priest-delegate to Mater Dei and pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Poseyville, and St. Wendel Parish, St. Wendel. “After interviewing a number of qualified candidates, the selection committee identified and unanimously affirmed Andy as the right person to lead Mater Dei at this exciting time in our history. Andy is talented and creative. He has a passion for our Catholic faith and a strong desire to see our faith passed on to our young people.”

“I am very humbled to accept this ministry and calling from God to work with our parishes and community to build on the legacy of Mater Dei for a strong and bright future,” Morris said.

Morris graduated from the University of Evansville in 2010 and earned his MBA from Murray State University in 2012.

Morris previously worked at Eyewitness News in sales and marketing before working at Townsquare Media.

Morris has served as a lector for more than a decade at St. Boniface and an usher for more than three years.

A press release from Mater Dei said Morris is a liturgical musician and he has served on two Cursillo teams.

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(This story was originally published on July 18, 2019)

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