Rev. James G. Gartland, S.J., was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2006.
He is the rector of the Saint Peter Faber Jesuit Community at Boston College. He was part of the founding team of Chicago’s Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in 1996 and served as its president from 2004–2012.
Previously he served as pastor of St. Procopius, a Mexican immigrant parish in Chicago, from 1994–1999. 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 1987–1990 and was ordained a priest in 1993.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, master’s degrees in philosophy and religious education from Loyola University Chicago, and a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.