The National Catholic Educational Association is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed The Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Ph.D., as chair of the board to replace The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., who stepped down from the position on December 8. Bishop Kicanas will assume the duties as chair on January 1, 2018.
Bishop Kicanas has an extensive background in education having served as a religion teacher, counselor, principal and seminary rector, in addition to his extensive ministry as a bishop both on the local and national levels. The NCEA board and staff are greatly looking forward to working closely with Bishop Kicanas in his new role.
Bishop Kicanas is the bishop emeritus from the Diocese of Tucson. He is a board member of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC. He also is the former chairman of the board of directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the U.S. bishops’ overseas relief and development agency. He continues his involvement with CRS as a member of their Foundation Board. He is vice-chancellor of the Catholic Extension Society serving mission dioceses throughout the United States. You can read the full press release on our website.