Officials at Creighton Prep High School have initiated a search for a new president.

The Rev. Tom Neitzke announced that he will conclude his service as the school’s president in June 2020 to take on a new assignment outside of Omaha, according to a press release from the school.

The Rev. Brian Paulson, provincial of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, has asked Neitzke to make himself available for the assignment in the fall of 2020, the release says.

That assignment has not yet been finalized, and details will be released later, according to the release.

Neitzke will continue to serve as president through the 2019-20 academic year.

He was named the school’s 33rd president in November 2014.

Neitzke, in a statement, thanked the Creighton Prep community for its support.

“It has been a privilege to serve in Omaha and an honor to spend the early portion of my priestly life here,” he said. “I have often said that it is the best city a Jesuit could be sent to, and that is truer now more than ever.”

The Creighton Prep Board of Trustees has assembled a presidential search committee led by board Chairman Jeff Royal, the school said.

The search committee will work closely with Paulson and his staff to identify candidates.

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