De La Salle High School, Concord, CA (DLSHS) has announced the appointment of David Holquin as the school’s next president, effective July 1, 2021. The announcement was made on behalf of the DLSHS Board of Trustees by its chairperson, Frank Wagner.
Holquin succeeds Mark DeMarco, who has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. DeMarco has served as the school’s president since 2007.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the next President of De La Salle High School,” said Holquin. “The De La Salle community stands tall because of many giants. In particular, the exceptional work done by President DeMarco, the President’s Cabinet, and the entire faculty and staff demonstrably benefits the young men entrusted to our care. The Brothers, Trustees, parents, alumni, benefactors, and students themselves round out a truly special community. We have great work ahead of us and I am excited to begin this work with each of you.”
Holquin currently is president of Justin-Siena High School, Napa, CA, a position that he has held since 2018. Prior to that, he served at Justin-Siena from 2004 to 2015 in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, CA and of Saint Mary’s College of California, where he earned a B.S.E. He earned an MNA from the University of Notre Dame.
According to Wagner, Holquin’s appointment followed an extensive nationwide search conducted by the school’s Presidential Search Committee in collaboration with an executive search firm. He stated, “The Board of Trustees unanimously agreed with the Search Committee’s determination that David would best fit the needs of De La Salle and its community. We are confident that David’s selection will continue to strengthen De La Salle’s commitment to the education of young men of Faith, Integrity and Scholarship. Please join me in welcoming David to our community!”