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Bellarmine College Preparatory Appoints First Lay President

August 1, 2016 — Chris Meyercord has been named president of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California, making him the first lay leader in the Jesuit school’s history.

Meyercord has served as interim president since June 2015. He will succeed Jesuit Father Paul G. Sheridan, who has served as president for the past 10 years. 

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this responsibility, and am grateful to the Jesuits and to our board for their trust,” said Meyercord. “Bellarmine is a special and wonderful place, thanks to the amazing faculty and staff with whom I work, some remarkable alumni, supportive families, and of course, terrific students who are our very reason for existence.

“Working together, we get to help form young men ‘for and with others,’ people who are dedicated to making the world a better place by growing their gifts and talents, and then putting them at the service of others. That is very worthwhile work, and I’m lucky to be a part of it.”

Meyercord graduated from Bellarmine in 1988 and has worked at the school since 1992 in a variety of roles, including faculty member, admissions director, assistant principal and principal. His appointment is effective immediately.

Andrew Moley, chair of the Board of Trustees, expressed gratitude for Meyercord’s “leadership, his commitment to Jesuit education and his dedication to the family that is Bellarmine.”

[Source: Bellarmine College Preparatory]

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