• on January 30, 2020

Cardinal Mooney High School

Cardinal Mooney High School President Mark Oles and Principal Mark Vollmer are leaving their positions, effective immediately.

Bishop Murry and Superintendent Mary Fiala thank Mr. Oles and Mr. Vollmer for their service and contributions to Cardinal Mooney.

For the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, Cardinal Mooney CEO Richard Osborne will also assume the President’s duties, and Dr. Mary Anne Beiting, Director of Accreditation and Government Programs for the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, will assume the role of interim Principal. Mr. Osborne and Dr. Beiting have been working at the school on a daily basis since last November.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, stated that “We realize that sudden change like this will most likely prompt questions and, perhaps, speculation and rumor.  We want to emphasize that this change is the result of much discussion, review and reflection about what is best for Cardinal Mooney’s students, parents, teachers, staff and many other supporters.”

Mr. Osborne served as president at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, overseeing a dynamic period of substantial growth in enrollment and fundraising.  Those issues have been his focus since joining Mooney.  Mr. Osborne also served as a high school consultant in several capacities in the Diocese of Cleveland.  Dr. Beiting, who served for 26 years as principal at Archbishop Hoban High School, will continue her work at Mooney on strategic programs and policies to strengthen the school’s academics.

“Here’s what’s not changing: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown’s commitment to Cardinal Mooney is only growing stronger,” said Bishop Murry.  “Cardinal Mooney has a proud, rich tradition of sanctity, scholarship and discipline.  We will build on that as we move forward.  Our focus now is on finding the next great Cardinal Mooney leaders.” 

Bishop Murry said an extensive search for the next Cardinal Mooney president and principal will begin soon.

Cardinal Mooney High School

For more information, contact Ms. Mary Fiala, Superintendent of Catholic Schools at mfiala@youngstowndiocese.org.

About Cardinal Mooney High School:  Cardinal Mooneyis a private Catholic high school accredited by the Ohio State Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.  Cardinal Mooney is a four-year coeducational high school with grades 9 through 12.  Cardinal Mooney has maintained a tradition of academic, extracurricular and spiritual excellence since its inception in 1956.

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