The product of a lifetime of Catholic education, Mike Mauthe grew up in Menasha, graduating from St. Pat's Grade School and St. Mary Central High School. He holds degrees from St. Norbert College, Viterbo University and the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Mauthe began his career at Xavier in 1996. After teaching in the theology department as well as offering courses in math, philosophy and economics, he left Xavier in 2012 to become the principal at Lourdes Academy Middle and High School in Oshkosh. He returned to Xavier in 2014 as principal.