Dear Holy Cross High School Community:
In light of Mr. Mike Truesdell’s July announcement that he is anticipating his retirement as our President at the end of the current academic year, I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Holy Cross High School President Search Committee with an important update and request for your input.
The last five years have been an exciting time for Holy Cross. Our successful transformation to co-education, the capital campaign to build a new multi-purpose facility and navigating through the unchartered waters of distance learning have presented many opportunities and challenges. We have benefited from the strength and collaboration of our school community of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff and friends during this time. As we begin the search for the next president of Holy Cross, we look to you, the Holy Cross community, to provide critical input for our search process.
As previously announced by John Gerspach, Chair of the Board of Directors, Holy Cross is partnering with the consulting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) to guide us through our search process to ensure that we conduct a high-level search and attract the best candidates. The CS&A team will be led by Bob Regan, founder and head of the firm’s Catholic Schools Practice, and Bill Christ. For more information on CS&A, click here https://www.carneysandoe.com/.
Next Steps: We want to hear from you.
Survey: With input from the search committee, CS&A has created a short survey. This survey is critical to our search process. In addition to seeking your thoughts on a variety of key issues affecting our school, we want you to share what you value most about Holy Cross and the leadership qualities and qualifications you seek in our next president. The results of this survey will be used to create the profile for our position description. Once created, we will post the position description to the school’s Website so you can easily share it with your personal and business network. We ask that you complete the survey no later than October 8, 2021.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.
Mike Truesdell will continue to serve as president for the 2021-22 school year while we conduct a national search for his successor. We are so appreciative that Holy Cross will continue to benefit from Mike’s dedication and leadership as we conduct our search.
On behalf of the Search Committee, we thank you for your support. This is an exciting opportunity to engage our Holy Cross community, and we look forward to your assistance throughout the search process and beyond.
Frank Orzo on behalf of the Search Committee