Quincy Catholic Schools Hires Chief Administrative Officer

We are happy to introduce Dr. Christopher Gill as the new Chief Administrative Officer of Quincy Catholic Schools.

Dr. Gill returns to the Quincy area after serving since 2021 as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students for Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Dr. Gill was previously the Dean of Student Life at Culver-Stockton College. He brings a wealth of leadership experience to this new role.

The search committee was composed of board members Andrew Mays (Board President, St. Peter), Erin Fraizer (Board Vice-President, St. Anthony), Aaron Weiman (St. Francis Solanus), and Jacob Tadeo (Blessed Sacrament). In addition to his interview with the search committee, Dr. Gill also interviewed with a panel of principals (Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis Solanus, St. Peter, and Quincy Notre Dame) and the pastors who comprise the QCS Corporate Board.  

This is an exciting time for our Quincy Catholic Schools! The hiring of a new chief administrative officer is the next step in our schools’ shared governance. Our new board, along with our wonderful staff, have been working hard to ensure the best aspects of each of our schools can be shared between them. This new role is the next piece of the puzzle that will allow us to realize these shared goals.

From Dr. Christopher Gill:

"I am blessed and honored to be named the Chief Administrative Officer for the Quincy Catholic Schools. I look forward to working with our four existing parochial elementary schools to create a unified school system in collaboration with the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.  

Catholic education is helping our youth better understand how Jesus is present in their lives founded on strong academics that develop the whole person! Quincy Catholic Schools have been excelling in this aspect for many years, and I see my role as maximizing that strength while collaborating with the leadership and faculty at each school.  

My family can’t wait to return to the area. Quincy is like a family, and who wouldn’t want to be part of a city that feels so welcoming? It truly feels like coming back home."

Additionally, Quincy Catholic Schools has begun the process to compose a new strategic plan. With our new shared governance, we hope to use this process to highlight the best of each of our schools and identify opportunities to make our Catholic education in Quincy the best it can be.

We have identified eight domains as the focus of this process:

Catholic Identity
Advancement/Strategic Communication
Enrollment Management/Marketing
Facilities/Technology Infrastructure
Student Life (athletics, fine arts, service, after-school programs, etc.)

Each domain will be co-chaired by a member of the Board of Specified Jurisdiction and a member of one of the QCS parishes. Each domain committee will include community members and faculty/staff liaisons from each campus. We will be providing information in the coming weeks on how you can participate in this process!

Based on the information and recommendations provided by these domain committees, the Committee Co-Chairs will develop the comprehensive goals and objectives of the strategic plan that will be shared with the community at the end of the strategic planning process.

Quincy Catholic Schools Corporate Board:

Msgr. Leo Enlow
St. Peter

Fr. Steven Arisman
St. Francis Solanus

Fr. Tom Donovan
St. Anthony

Fr. Tom Meyer
Blessed Sacrament

Brandi Borries
Diocese of Springfield

Quincy Catholic Schools Board of Specified Jurisdiction:

Andrew Mays

Erin Frazier

Sara Reuschel
Secretary / ex officio

Brian Dreier

Terry Ellerman

Dan Reichert

Donna Richmiller

Amy Siebers

Jacob Tadeo

Aaron Weiman

Chris Wiemelt

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Quincy Catholic Schools Hires Chief Administrative Officer