Cristo Rey Fort Worth College Prep has named Nathan Knuth as president of the school, effective March 16th.
Knuth was hired following a national search and brings a unique blend of business, educational, and spiritual life experiences to his role as president, the school said in a news release.
“We are delighted to have Nathan join Cristo Rey Fort Worth. Nathan’s unique set of experiences will greatly benefit our school and further our mission to eliminate poverty in our community by providing access to an affordable college preparatory education,” said Charlie Morrison, chairman of the school’s board of directors.
Knuth previously served as Principal HR Business Partner and site lead for Paycor Inc. at the company’s Tech Hub located in Frisco, Texas, for their product development and technology division.
He has spent the last nine years in the corporate world in leadership roles in human resources, sales, and consulting across various industries such as manufacturing, food & beverage, automotive collision repair, financial services and HCM SaaS.
“I am thrilled at this opportunity to lead this amazing start-up educational community in Fort Worth as this project truly offers under serviced youth in Tarrant County access to a quality faith-based education, professional skills growth through our innovative workforce readiness program and being active in service in our local communities,” Knuth said in the news release.
Earlier in his career, Knuth held various executive roles for more than five years at private educational institutions in Mexico City spanning K-12 and university levels.
Knuth also worked at the Altius Foundation, an international nonprofit organization focused on offering education, health services, and community empowerment to underprivileged children and families primarily in Latin America and the Philippines.
Knuth earned an MBA in Executive Management from Anahuac University, in Mexico City, Mexico. He holds a Licentiate (PhL) in Philosophy from the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum, located in Rome, Italy, and earned his BA in Philosophy from the same university at the New York campus. He graduated summa cum laude.
He currently serves as board chair of Rosa Es Rojo, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the incidence of cancer among Hispanic women in North Texas.
He and his wife, Aideé, have a daughter and have called North Texas home since late 2011, with the exception of two years in Northern California.
Located at 2633 Altamesa Blvd. in Fort Worth, Cristo Rey Fort Worth is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service, the school said in the news release.
Through its signature Corporate Work Study Program, students work at top Fort Worth businesses, gaining valuable professional experience while contributing to the cost of their education.
Cristo Rey Fort Worth College Prep is part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve low-income youth.