Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced that Very Rev. Hank Lanik has been appointed to serve as President of the Tyler Catholic Schools, effective November 1, 2018
“I am pleased to appoint Father Lanik to this position as he returns to Tyler to serve as rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,” said Bishop Strickland. “Joining with the effective administration that Robin Perry continues to provide as principal of our schools, Father Lanik’s pastoral care and experienced leadership ensures that St. Gregory Cathedral School and Bishop Gorman Middle and High School will continue to provide a second-to-none educational experience for students and formation of the total person according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
After serving for many years as director of The Pines Catholic Camp, Father Lanik entered the seminary and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler in 2011. He has served as pastor of several parishes, diocesan chancellor, and dean.
Beginning with St. Gregory Cathedral School, founded in 1946, and with the addition of Bishop Gorman School, founded in 1958, the Tyler community has benefited from the presence of Catholic schools for over 70 years. Both St. Gregory and Bishop Gorman have received the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award and have been repeatedly recognized as among the top Catholic schools in the United States.