Lexington Catholic names new president

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Catholic Board of Trustees have a new president of Lexington Catholic High School. They have appointed Sandra R. Young.  Mrs. Young will assume office on July 1, 2019.

After a national search led by the Lexington Catholic President Search Committee, in collaboration with Catholic Recruiter Search Services, Mrs. Young was enthusiastically chosen to lead Lexington Catholic into the future.  She will succeed Dr. Steve Angelucci ‘71, who has served the high school as president for the last ten years.

Mrs. Young is a native of Pennsylvania where she is graduate of Holy Family College and earned a Master’s in Education and Instructional Technology from Saint Joseph’s University.  For the last decade she has been leading both Catholic and Independent schools including serving as President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School in Philadelphia.  Most recently Mrs. Young worked as a consultant for St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School and currently at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart where the focus is on organizational change, enrollment management, and education best practice.

Lexington Catholic Principal Mathew George commented, “Mrs. Young’s background, experiences, and philosophy of Catholic education align with our mission of educating the whole student in mind, spirit and body.  She brings to the school a wealth of knowledge and education especially in the areas of advancement and fundraising which the position requires for success.”

Lexington Catholic Board Chair Cindy Hamm shared her sentiments about the hiring of the new president, “Our current families will immediately benefit from the energy and experience Sandra Young will bring to this role. Our future students, including the children of our outstanding alumni, can look forward to a school characterized by Catholic values and a continued pursuit of excellence under her leadership.”

Young said she is honored to serve as the next President of Lexington Catholic High School.

“I am excited to join the community at Lexington Catholic and am thankful and humbled by the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Angelucci,” she noted, “Lexington Catholic is a special place that nurtures and educates a student’s mind, spirit and body.  Like your city, the Lexington Catholic community has already welcomed Barry and me with open hearts and minds. “

Mrs. Young will be joined by her husband Barry, a baker at the renowned Stock’s Bakery in Philadelphia for the last 35 years.  Together they have three children – Christopher, Katherine, and Abraham.

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