Ms. Denise LePera Named President of Archbishop Ryan High School

Monday, July 14th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Denise LePera as President of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28th.

Ms. LePera joins Archbishop Ryan after six years of dedicated service to Roman Catholic High School for Boys as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. This announcement follows the March appointment of the former president, Mr. Michael McArdle, to the position of Director of Financial Aid for the Office of Catholic Education, which was effective on July 1st.

Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education said, Denise brings to Archbishop Ryan an extensive background in Development and Institutional Advancement, which speaks to our commitment to lead each of our 17 high schools into a mindset of growth and innovation. Ms. LePera is a great example of that commitment. During the search for a new president at Archbishop Ryan the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future sought input from a variety of members within the school community. We are especially appreciative of the Archbishop Ryan Board of Advisors who was integral in the recommendation and selection process.”

Ms. LePera holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership both from Neumann University in Aston (Delaware County). Prior to her position at Roman Catholic, Ms. LePera was Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations from 1999 to 2006 and Director of Institutional Gifts and Donor Relations from 2006-2008 at Neumann University. Her sons, Steve, Class of 2002 and Dan, Class of 2004, are both proud graduates of Archbishop Ryan High School.

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