Opportunity Statement

Click here to read the opportunity statement outlining the qualifications the ideal candidate should possess and the responsibilities assigned to the role of President of Bergen Catholic High School.

Search Committee

Search Committee Chair 

Brian McAuliffe '70
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan
Presidential Search Committee Members

Robert Carcich '70
Janet Conley
Department of English
Bergen Catholic High School
Patrick Daniello '83
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan
Board Member – Bergen Catholic

Dominic Esker
Department of Science
Bergen Catholic High School
Timothy McElhinney
Bergen Catholic High School
Jack McGovern '76, P'10, P'14, P'19 
Assistant Principal for Student Life
Bergen Catholic High School
Kevin P. Brannigan
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan

Robert J. Rapport '69, P'06
EVP Finance, Marsh & McLennan Cos
Ex Board Chair, Bergen Catholic

Ex Officio

Bob Corley P'05
Board Chair
Bergen Catholic
IBM – Retired

Search Firm

Wickenden Associates
Princeton, NJ
James W. Wickenden

Search Timeline

June 2016

Board of Directors Appoints Brian McAuliffe ’70 Search Chair for 4th President of Bergen Catholic
Fall 2016

Search Committee Recommends and Board approves retaining Wickenden Associates, Princeton, N.J., to lead national search
Winter 2016 - Summer 2017

Private phase - Nationwide screening of Wickenden's extensive data base of Head of School Leaders with strong Catholic bona fides:
  • 260 pass base criteria
  • 30 selected for consideration
  • 10 interviewed
  • 4 selected as semi finalists. 
September 2017

Public Phase launch:
  • Key Bergen Catholic Stakeholder interviews conducted
  • Opportunity Statement published in multiple outlets
October 2017

Board Chairman Corley search update to Bergen Catholic community 

Search committee makes final selection of Semi Finalists Candidates:
  • Four from the Private Phase
  • Three from the Public Phase
Semi-Finalist interviews                                      
  • Three Finalists recommended to Trustees 
November  2017

Finalist full day School visits with the Bergen Catholic School Community

Trustees interviews
December  2017

Dr. Brian Mahoney appointed by Trustees and signs an employment contract as 4th President of Bergen Catholic 
February 2, 2017

Public announcement 

Bergen Catholic High School is a private, four year (9-12) college preparatory school that delivers a traditional, value-centered Catholic education in a 21st Century learning environment and utilizes technology the better to prepare students to lead in life and service to others. Bergen Catholic educates the whole person - mind, body and spirit - by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in young men.

Bergen Catholic

High School

Founded and staffed by the
Edmund Rice Christian Brothers
1040 Oradell Avenue
Oradell, NJ 07649
Tel: 201.261.1844

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