Pittsburgh – Father Kris Stubna, diocesan Secretary for Catholic Education, announced the appointment of Mr. Gary Rodgers as President of Seton-La Salle High School effective Monday, February 15. Working in close collaboration with Sr. Patricia Laffey, the principal of Seton-La Salle High School and the school’s Board of Directors, the position of President will be as chief operating officer of the school, with primary responsibilities being the managing all nonteaching staff, the business affairs of the school, maintenance of facilities, development activities, and admissions efforts. Sister Patricia noted that,”Having the President will allow me to focus solely on the educational aspects of the school, and allow Seton-La Salle Catholic High School to maintain its focus on excellence in education for our students within a Christian instructional framework.”
Mr. Rodgers is an alumnus of Baldwin High School and Edinboro University with a degree in Sociology. He has had a career in sales/management since 1979 and most recently was a higher education sales consultant for Pearson Education. He was a long-time member of their elite Presidential Leadership Council.
Mr. Rodgers is a member of St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon and has served as a parishioner, coach, former president of the athletic association, and has held various volunteer positions in the school and parish community. The Seton-La Salle Board of Directors recommended Mr. Rodgers for this position after an extensive six-month process. The Board’s goal is for Mr. Rodgers to lead the school in providing the best possible Catholic high school education in the South Hills.
Kevin Hayes, Chair of the Board, as well as an alumnus of South Hills Catholic and parent of a student, stated,” The re-organization of the school’s management became necessary because of the increasing complexities in administering the business affairs of the school. This change will benefit the students and their parents by helping the school to maintain and expand upon its excellent academic tradition, to raise more money to use for scholarships and capital improvement projects, and through better stewardship to manage rising operation costs so that tuition can remain affordable.”