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President Search 2023-2024: Updates

Update for Thursday, November 15, 2023


Dear SMCHS Community,


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to share an update on our search for the next President of Saint Mary’s College High School.  


First, thank you for contributing your ideas through listening sessions or through our on-line listening survey. Your perspectives on what’s important to look for in our next President were an important consideration in finalizing the position profile.

We have cast a wide net to attract the highest quality candidates for the position. And we have good news to report. Our on-line posts and community networking have yielded more than 70 inquiries into the position. While not all 70 candidates will be qualified, we feel very confident that our sourcing efforts will be successful in identifying a small slate of excellent candidates for consideration.


The application deadline is Thursday, November 30, 2023. During December, our President Search Committee will screen and select a small number of candidates to move forward in the selection process. If you know of qualified candidates that you’d like to recommend, please send us your suggestions as soon as possible – it is not too late!  

We look forward to sharing more updates in early January.  


During this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for Larry’s continued leadership and for the commitment of the SMCHS community to our mission. Happy Thanksgiving! 


Christina Chavez-Johnson, M.D., ‘00
Chair, Board of Trustees
Saint Mary’s College High School