Reitz Memorial names Josh Reising new President

Josh Reising

By The Message Staff

After an extensive national search, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has appointed Josh Reising to serve as the President of Reitz Memorial High School, effective July 1. He succeeds Christian Mocek, who will conclude his tenure June 30.

Reising has served as Reitz Memorial’s Director of Finance and Operations for the past four years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from Purdue University in West Lafayette and a master’s degree in finance from Ball State University in Muncie. He is currently in the Permanent Diaconate formation program for the Diocese of Evansville, Class of 2026.

Father Chris Forler, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Daylight and St. Bernard Parish in Snake Run, serves as Priest-Delegate for Reitz Memorial. “I am very pleased and confident in the selection of Mr. Reising as the new President of Reitz Memorial High School," Father Forler said. "Josh’s considerable talents and intelligence, coupled with his years of intimate knowledge of Memorial promise good things ahead for the school. He will be able to seamlessly build on the strategic vision that Mr. Mocek has put forth, and carry that vision even further forward into the future. Not only is he a man of professional ability, but he is also a man of great faith, humility and integrity. He is most definitely the kind of leadership we need to continue to form disciples of Jesus Christ!”

Reising said, “As we begin the celebration of our centennial anniversary, I am humbled and honored to be trusted as Reitz Memorial Catholic High School’s next President. It has been a privilege to serve this community for the last four years, and I look forward to many more as we live out our mission and values in the Holy Cross tradition. Through the intercession of our patron, St. Joseph, in union with our Father’s Divine Will, our vibrant Memorial community will continue to preserve the fire of our rich traditions as we enter into these next 100 years.”

Before Reising joined Reitz Memorial’s staff, he served as the Director of Business Operations for Tri State Community Clinics in Evansville.

“Along with a strong faith, and a deep commitment to the mission of the Church, the Diocese of Evansville and Reitz Memorial High School and many successful years developing Memorial’s Office of Finance and Operations, Josh brings a wealth of relevant business, financial, administrative and leadership experience to this appointment," Diocese of Evansville Superintendent of Schools Michelle Priar said

Priar added, “He brings a comprehensive understanding of business operations and organizational growth and is well-suited to continue the high standards of excellence at Reitz Memorial, as well as to ensure that students receive a quality education that is centered in Christ.”

A replacement plan will begin for Reitz Memorial’s Director of Finance and Operations.