Brother Thomas A. Dziekan, C.S.C., M.A. ’71

Vicar General and First General Assistant
Congregation of Holy Cross

Rome, Italy

At the General Chapter of 2010, Brother Thomas was elected the Vicar and First General Assistant of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He resides at the Generalate of the Congregation located in Rome, Italy. Immediately prior to his election as Vicar General, he served as the Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province of Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Before assuming his current position, Brother Thomas served in many administrative and teaching positions for the Holy Cross Brothers, including stints as headmaster in their schools in Rome, Italy and in Connecticut. He has also served on the formation staffs of Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, CO and at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, IN., where he also served as Vice-Rector. From 1999 until 2005, Brother Thomas was the director of mission effectiveness for Holy Cross Educational Ministries in Notre Dame, IN, which served 14 educational institutions sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross in the East and Midwest.

A native of Connecticut, Brother Thomas was awarded a B.A. in French from Stonehill in 1971 and an M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College in 1975. He also received a diploma in spiritual theology from Regis College in Toronto in 1987.

Brother Thomas has served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the Holy Cross Institute at Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas as well as a member of many other boards of private Catholic schools. He has extensive experience as a member of Visiting Committees for the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and its New England equivalent in Greece, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Spain, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is serving his forth term as a Stonehill trustee.