MILWAUKEE — José Vásquez will succeed Zeus Rodriguez as president of St. Anthony School, the nation’s largest Catholic K-12 parental choice school, effective Sept. 2.
St. Anthony School will welcome Vásquez to their “family” of more than 2,000 students at Mexican Fiesta Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., during a procession to Mass in the Marcus Amphitheater with students at the Gate 6 entrance on the Summerfest grounds, 200 N. Harbor Drive. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m.
Vásquez brings 30 years of management experience in education at the technical college and university levels, as well as in county government and the private sector.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and master’s in educational rehabilitation counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has served on several boards, including the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, United Community Center, Wisconsin Technical College System, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.
Rodriguez, who has served as president of St. Anthony school since 2011, resigned in April planning to expand his nonprofit, Hispanics for School Choice that he founded in 2010 to inform and represent Hispanic families on the issues of educational choice.
He has served as CEO and owner of St. Paul Medical Network, since 2001, a traveling and per diem nursing agency that supplies temporary nurses to hospitals and other medical facilities, where he served as a Certified First Assistant from 1998 to 2009.
Rodriguez also serves on several boards, including Hispanics for School Choice and Catholic Association of Latino Leaders.