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Mark Desjardins, Ph. D.


Mark Desjardins earned his BA in East Asian Studies from Bates College in 1988, and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Virginia. He also received his Ph.D. in the History of American Education from the University of Virginia.  Prior to his appointment as Army and Navy Academy’s President, Mark was Head of School at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas for eleven years.  He also served as Head of Holland Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 6 years, and for 5 years was the President of Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas.  Previous to those leadership positions, Mark held faculty appointments at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT and Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA.