When I was hired by Bellarmine, I consented to a ten year term as President, as long as the Board of Trustees was satisfied with my performance. Now that I am in my ninth year of serving the Bellarmine community, a Presidential Search Committee has been established to identify qualified candidates to succeed me as President of Bellarmine College Prep.
While my next assignment has yet to be determined, it is my intention to continue serving in my role as President through the Spring of 2015. During this time, my focus will be on securing the necessary resources for operational expenses, as well as to ensure a stable future for this institution by growing our Endowment and seeking commitments through Planned Giving.
I will work closely with the members of the Search Committee, led by Father Michael Engh, S.J., who is president of Santa Clara University and also a member of our Board of Trustees. The position will be posted publicly, including on our school web site, as well as that of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA).
As the search continues in earnest, if you know of someone who would be a strong candidate for this position and with whom the Committee ought to meet, please have them contact Mr. Brian Adams, Vice President for Marketing/Communications, as soon as possible via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our hope is to conduct preliminary interviews in February, with a second round of interviews in March and April when the finalists will be able to meet with a number of members of our wider community.
During this search period, I ask for your prayers as we seek to identify an excellent candidate to assume the important role of President, and one who will continue to build on the successes established here through the good works of so many in support of our mission in this apostolate of Jesuit secondary education.
Please know that I continue to feel blessed and grateful to be part of such a caring and supportive community. May God bless you always.
Paul G. Sheridan, S.J.