Matt Vereecke, Ed.D.

Matt Vereecke: Adjunct Professor of Catholic School Leadership

Professional Experience & Education

Matthew Vereecke, Ed.D. is the current Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Dallas, a growing school system with approximately 15,000 students across nearly 40 different schools. As Superintendent, he is responsible for the spiritual and academic formation of students within the diocese, and works hard to ensure that every student has the ability to access both college and heaven. Under the direction of Bishop Burns, Dr. Vereecke and his staff have developed new sustainability pilots, connected with national organizations and have elevated the Diocese of Dallas to be a major player in the national conversation on Catholic Schools.

Dr. Vereecke graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his Master of Education from the same.  He earned his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma. In his experience within education, he has served as a teacher, principal and president of various schools, but is most passionate about his current work in Dallas.

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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