The Bishop Kearney High School Board of Trustees announces phase two of its future-facing strategic plan; school leaders develop new administrative structures under the direction of board members and interim President Sister Elizabeth Hill.
After two transformative years, the Bishop Kearney Board of Trustees voted this June to begin the next phase of their Future-Facing Strategic Plan. While the Board continues its planning process and develops a new administrative structure, Sister Elizabeth Hill, CSJ, former President of St. Joseph's College, New York, has agreed to be Bishop Kearney's interim President. Dr. Margaret Minson, who has served the school very effectively since April 2014 as its President, will continue as a consultant and Strategic Advisor to the President, focusing on creative initiatives in the key areas of recruitment, fundraising, and strategic planning.
Sister Helen Kearney, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, has noted: "The Congregation is deeply grateful to Dr. Minson and Sister Elizabeth, and all the members of the Bishop Kearney community, for the roles they will play in helping us to make this vital educational institution even more ready for the future. We believe that Bishop Kearney will continue to prepare generations of women committed to God's inclusive love, reconciliation, unity, justice and peace."
For more than 50 years, Bishop Kearney High School has been an important presence in its Brooklyn neighborhood and throughout the City of New York, as was predicted at its founding in 1961. Bishop Brian McEntegart, then Bishop of Brooklyn, stated that: "In this school, young girls for decades to come will be taught the truths of God's word. They will receive an education second to none." Those prophetic words have been proven true as generations of Kearney women have achieved success in virtually every possible field of endeavor...medicine, law, teaching, engineering, architecture, the arts, technology, business and finance, and professional sports. Kearney alumnae have made and are making significant contributions to the betterment of our world.
ABOUT BISHOP KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL
Bishop Kearney High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic school located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. It is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. Bishop Kearney empowers young women to develop their unique gifts by offering an excellent education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, imbued with Catholic teaching and tradition, and animated by the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph. At the time of graduation, the Bishop Kearney graduate will have been challenged to think critically, creatively, with a global perspective, and will have been provided with opportunities that will continue to foster her spiritual, intellectual, cultural and social development.
ABOUT THE SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH
The mission and tradition of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is characterized in a unique way by our hospitable and caring community, concern for all without distinction, addressing the needs of the times, striving for excellence in all endeavors, and making a difference in the local and world community.
In this millennium, the CSJ's seek to form educational communities that will be committed to an inclusive love that recognizes the dignity of all persons, is appreciative of the riches of our multicultural society, responsive to the principles of social justice, especially the needs of the poor and women, faithful to non-violence as a way of life, and reverent and respectful of the earth and all creation.