The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future last Friday announced the appointment of Denise LePera as president of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28.
LePera joins Archbishop Ryan after six years as executive director of institutional advancement at Roman Catholic.
LePera replaces Mike McArdle, who was appointed in March as director of financial aid for the Office of Catholic Education. He started his new job on July 1.
“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,” said Christopher Mominey, chief operating officer and secretary for Catholic education.
“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.”
LePera holds a bachelor of science degree in liberal studies and a master of science degree in strategic leadership, both from Neumann University.
Prior to her position at Roman Catholic, 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 graduates of Archbishop Ryan. ••