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. Denver
Navy SEAL Commander

General James L. Jones
National Security Advisor
Supreme Allied Commanded, Europe 
Commandant of the Marine Corps

Tom Jones, Ph.D
NASA Astronaut

Mike Rawlings
Mayor, City of Dallas (2011–present)

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


Dr. Chris Howard
President, Hampden-Sydney College


Laura Miller
Dallas City Mayor (2002–2007)


Randy Bowman
Co-Founder & CEO of MW Logistics, LLC
Chairman of the Parkland Foundation

Josh Einsohn ’90
Casting Director

Eric Kusin ’00
Neiman Marcus

Patrick Collins ’99
President & CEO, Cortez Resources

Chris Winn ’99
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at RealPage, Inc.

Ross Perot, Jr. ’77
Chairman, The Perot Companies and Hillwood

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, TX 75230
214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, non-sectarian 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.