Fort Worth, Texas, March 16, 2020—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.
Knuth will bring a unique blend of business, educational, and spiritual life experiences to his role as President. “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 will provide leadership, set strategic direction and ensure operational excellence, in accordance with the values and mission of Cristo Rey Fort Worth College Prep. He will be responsible for all aspects of the college prep school, including fiscal oversight, growth of enrollment and financial support.
“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,” stated Knuth.
He 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. Prior to this he held various executive roles for over 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. He and his family will be moving to Tarrant County in the near future.