NCEA Announces New Board of Directors to Guide Future Direction of Organization

NCEA continues focus to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic education.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, and Chairman of the Board of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), today announced NCEA’s new Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016. In addition, new bylaws were adopted to reflect the new Board structure to align with NCEA’s mission to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education.

I am grateful to our new and returning Board members for accepting the responsibility of serving NCEA in this capacity,” said Bishop Murry.  “I am most appreciative of our outgoing Board members who have served NCEA with a deep commitment to Catholic education in the United States.

The new Board now reflects the 2015 reorganization of NCEA to focus on Catholic schools.  The Board has transitioned from a representative board structure based upon individual NCEA departments to a full-governance board structure. The new Board members include clergy, superintendents, lawyers, educators, accountants, CEOs, and university professors. This diverse group has expressed its desire and dedication to advance the association’s central focus on Catholic school education.  For the complete list of NCEA Board members, please click here.

NCEA Interim President Dr. Thomas Burnford shared, “The creation of a new Board with a singular focus on Catholic schools is a great accomplishment for NCEA and will truly help the association better serve its members, the wonderful teachers, principals and superintendents who are on the front lines of Catholic school education.”

In March, the NCEA Board of Directors appointed a Nominations Committee to research, review and narrow a list of potential new Board members, who were identified by Catholic diocesan superintendents and other leaders in Catholic education. Members of the Board were elected to serve one, two, or three-year terms.