Interim president named for Bishop Kearney HS

Sister Elizabeth Hill to lead new strategic plan

August 11, 2016 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dr. Margret Minson, who left her post as president of Bishop Kearney High School in May, has agreed to serve as a consultant to the new interim president, Sister Elizabeth Hill. Photo courtesy of Bishop Kearney High School
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Bishop Kearney High School, which saw major changes in its administration with the departure of its president, Dr. Margaret Minson, is ready to move forward into the future, according to the school’s sponsors, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood.

The religious order has announced that while Bishop Kearney’s board of trustees continues its planning process and works to develop a new administrative structure, Sister Elizabeth Hill, former president of St. Joseph’s College, has agreed to serve as interim president.

In May, Minson left her post as president of Bishop Kearney after just two years on the job.

Minson has agreed to stay on as a consultant and adviser to the interim president, focusing on the areas of recruitment, fundraising and strategic planning.

Elizabeth Guglielmo, the school’s current principal, will remain in her job during the administrative restructuring.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1961, Bishop Kearney High School is a Catholic school for girls located at 2202 60th St. in Bensonhurst. The student body hails from all over Brooklyn. The school is named in memory of the late Bishop Raymond Kearney (1902-1956), who served as an auxiliary bishop in the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn for many years.

Sister Helen Kearney, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, said the religious order is eager to move Bishop Kearney High School into the future.

“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,” she said in a statement.

Sister Kearney is the niece of the late Bishop Kearney.

Back in 1961, Bishop Brian McEntegart, who was the bishop of Brooklyn at the time, predicted the school’s success. “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,” he said.

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