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Head of School

Meet Charles McGeorge


Mr. Charles A. “Tony” McGeorge is the Head of School at Phelps. Mr. McGeorge brings
distinguished professional experience in the business, non-profit and academic sectors.
He was the co-founder and Chairman of Mustang Scholars’ Foundation, Inc.,
which provided college scholarships to underprivileged young men and women of promise.

Prior to Phelps, Mr. McGeorge was president of both the Missouri Military Academy
(MMA) in Mexico Missouri and Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC) in
Wayne, Pennsylvania. He is a former president of the Association of Military Colleges
and Schools of the United States and served on the Board of Directors of the
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. In 2015 Mr. McGeorge was selected
as a National Association of Boarding Schools Initiative Top 100 school Heads.
Mr. McGeorge began his business career at Johnson & Johnson. During his tenure
there, he helped found two operating companies: McNeil Consumer Products Company
(Tylenol) and Johnson & Johnson Health Management, Inc. He was selected as one of
the national spokespersons for Johnson & Johnson during the Tylenol poisoning crisis
that made business history and became a Harvard Business School case study.
His academic background includes a B.A. in Sino-Soviet History from Boston University
and a M.S. in the Dynamics of Organizations from the University of Pennsylvania. He
holds a certificate In School Management and Leadership from Harvard Business
School/ Harvard Graduate School of Education and two certificates from Northwestern
University’s Kellogg School of Business: one in Advanced Management and another in
Educational Leadership.
Mr. McGeorge taught at St. Joseph’s University in the Graduate School of Business and
was selected to create their Capstone for the Pharmaceutical MBA. He also taught
Strategic Management and Organizational Theory at Eastern University. He has been a
Guest Lecturer at Immaculata University, University of the Sciences Philadelphia, and
Ursinus College.
A poet and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Iris N. Spencer Poetry
awards at Westchester University Poetry Center, Mr. McGeorge is a recipient of the
McKesson Foundation’s Neil Harlan Award, PECO’s
“Hometown Hero” and a Ronald Reagan Gold Medal recipient and Honorary Chairman
Business Advisory Council and has been awarded The Order of St. George Knight
Commander and the title President Emeritus at Missouri Military Academy.