Distinguished Guest Speakers
One of the many hidden benefits of a St. Mark’s education is the chance to hear and visit with unique speakers who, one way or another, make their way to 10600 Preston Road. Each year, the School welcomes authors, doctors, entrepreneurs, servicemen, scientists, and other professionals to share their wisdom and experience with our boys. 

Apart from single-engagement speakers, the School hosts several annual programs that bring numerous distinguished guests to campus, including the Literary Festival, the Visiting Scholars Program, and the newly instituted STEM Festival.

Past Guest Speakers

  • LCDR Rorke T. DenverNavy SEAL Commander
  • General James L. JonesNational Security Advisor; Supreme Allied Command, Europe; Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Tom Jones, Ph.DNASA Astronaut
  • Ross Perot, Jr. ’77 ~ Chairman, The Perot Companies and Hillwood
  • Mike Rawlings ~ Mayor, City of Dallas (2011–2019)
  • William Shawcross, CVO ~ Journalist & Author; Chairman of the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • Professor Lee Berger ~ Author & Paleoanthropologist
  • Colleen Barrett ~ President Emerita and Corporate Secretary of Southwest Airlines
    Rear Admiral John Sadler ~ Director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces – Europe/Africa
  • Frank Bruni ~ New York Times Op-Ed Columnist and bestselling author
  • Rear Admiral John Sadler ~ Director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces – Europe/Africa
  • Dr. Chris Howard ~ President, Hampden-Sydney College
  • Laura Miller ~ Dallas City Mayor (2002–2007)
  • Josh Einsohn ’90 ~ Casting Director
  • Eric Kusin ’00 ~ Entrepreneur 
  • Patrick Collins ’99 ~ President & CEO, Cortez Resources
  • Chris Winn ’99 ~ Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at RealPage, Inc.
  • Harry Lynch ’84 ~ Documentary Filmmaker
  • Dr. Michael Thompson ~ Author & Clinical Psychologist
  • Craig Meyers ’94 ~ Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager, Turtle Creek Investment Advisors
  • Dr. Hal Urschel ’79 ~ Chief Medical Strategist, EnterHealth
  • Gus Lee ~ Former Chair of Character Development, United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Mitch Muncy ’84 ~ Executive Director, The Alexander Hamilton Society

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.