ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT

George M. Cantonis

Upon the completion of a rigorous nationwide search process, the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology announced with great joy on December 10, 2019, following the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, that George M. Cantonis had been elected the eleventh President of the institution. Subsequent to the decision of the HCHC Board of Trustees, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America immediately approved the election.

A native of Chicago, and a longtime resident of Florida, he is the President and Director of The Cantonis Company, Inc., Executive VP and Director of Acme Sponge and Chamois, Inc., and President of MGC Hotel Group.  Mr. Cantonis received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Cantonis has served the Church in many capacities over the years, including various leadership positions at the local parish level as well as on the national level through the Archdiocesan Council and Leadership 100. He is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (Archon Exarchos). He serves on the Board of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium, of which Holy Cross is a member. In addition to his Church involvement, Mr. Cantonis has chaired the boards of healthcare systems and performing arts centers.

Having served previously on the HCHC Board of Trustees, he rejoined the Board in September 2018 and served as Vice Chair prior to his election as President.

In announcing the election of Mr. Cantonis, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America said, “Today, we have a renewed sense of direction in the person of George Cantonis as the new President of HCHC. He has already demonstrated his administrative acumen as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. To Mr. Cantonis I extend my paternal blessings, and I entreat the faithful members of our Archdiocese to offer prayers and full support for the newly elected President. Our Scholi has a wonderful and historic legacy that under the presidency of Mr. Cantonis will reach new heights—academically, administratively, and spiritually—to the glory of God.”

PRESIDENTIAL NEWSLETTERS

news & updates

PROFESSOR GANSON MAKES PRESENTATION TO FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

On December 20, 2021, Professor Nicholas Ganson, co-director of The Greek Revolution through American Eyes bicentennial exhibition now on display at HCHC’s Maliotis Cultural Center, made a presentation entitled “Greek Fever: Philhellenism, Humanitarianism, and Reform” via web...

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DR. PATITSAS INTERVIEWED FOR BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTARY

On December 13, a film crew from Brazil’s largest independent documentary film company, Brasil Paralelo, came to the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to interview Dr. Timothy Patitsas for...

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HOLY CROSS PROFESSORS OPEN DRE SPEAKER SERIES

On Sunday, December 19, the Department of Religious Education will present the first program in its new Speaker Series. Dr. James C. Skedros, Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies, and Rev. Dr....

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