A Classical Catholic School


Mark NewcombSaint Theresa Catholic School joyfully announces the appointment of Dr. Mark Newcomb as the School’s new Principal.

Dr. Newcomb comes to STCS from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York where he served as the College’s Executive Vice President. At MSMC, he supervised the Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Facilities and Operations, and the Director of Information Technology. Also serving as the College’s Chief Compliance Officer, Dr. Newcomb was responsible for a staff of over 200, and helped to lead wide-ranging initiatives in accreditation, compliance, student life, campus technology, strategic space planning, and security assessment.

Prior to his service at Mount Saint Mary College, Dr. Newcomb was the Director of the Master of Liberal Arts and Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas. At UST, Dr. Newcomb collaborated with Saint Thomas faculty to create new and innovative undergraduate programs and concentrations and also recruited, interviewed, enrolled, and advised all Master of Liberal Arts students.

Prior to his tenure at Saint Thomas, Dr. Newcomb served as Assistant, Associate, and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Belmont Abbey College, in Belmont, N.C. He helped lead a full- and part-time faculty of more than 160, assisted in overseeing the scholastic program of nearly 1,800 traditional and adult students, helped manage and support staff, faculty, budget, and programs for all academic departments, and aided in guiding and strengthening a curriculum consisting of 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. He has also served as a Registrar, a Director of Institutional Research, a Database Administrator, and a Web Master.

A strong advocate of Catholic liberal arts education and classical learning, Dr. Newcomb has had extensive experience in retention, student affairs, accreditation, athletics, conflict resolution, and compliance issues.

Dr. Newcomb holds a Ph.D. and an M. Phil. in Historical Theology from Fordham University, an M.T.S. from Duke University, and a B.A. in History and French from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He and his wife of 22 years, Kimberly, are former parishioners of St. Theresa’s, and their three daughters, Lucy Marie, Aurelia Lea, and Miriam Therese, are former students at STCS. Please join us in welcoming the Newcomb family back to St. Theresa’s beginning the new academic year!