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High school presidents provide leadership, vision

Over the course of the past year, Bishop Earl Boyea appointed four individuals as the first presidents of our four Catholic high schools when the Diocese of Lansing adopted the president/principal leadership model. Their role is to provide visionary leadership to the school, assuring the success of its organization, fund development and enrollment management. Read more on each president at

Tom Maloney, Lansing Catholic High School, Lansing
Tom’s passion for the mission of Lansing Catholic reflects his personal loyalty to the school as a 1988 alumnus. “As a student, the school was a perfect fit for me, and gave me the foundation and friendships I still rely on today,” he says. “I appreciate that our diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Boyea, acknowledges the complexity of these realities and has allowed this model to move forward.”

Elaine Crosby, Lumen Christi Catholic School, Jackson
Elaine Crosby knows the importance of leading with a steady hand. As a veteran golfer and two-time winner of the LPGA, Elaine has brought her clear-cut focus to her role as president of Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic School

“My main duties are to handle the fundraising, facility management and overall business management of Lumen Christi,” she says “This allows the principal to fully focus on the education and well-being of our students.”

Michael Kenney, Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor
Having spent more than 18 years as an educator and administrator, Michael Kenney, J.D., LL.M., is well-suited to traverse the halls of Catholic education as president of Father Gabriel Richard High School.

“I am dedicated to engaging the local community, serving students and their families and striving with the faculty to enable Father Gabriel Richard High School to be recognized as a national model of excellence,” Michael says. 

Rory Mattar, Powers Catholic High School, Flint
From kindergarten until the present day, Rory Mattar has felt the positive pull of Catholic schools. Rory is eager to support the mission of his alma mater, and be part of assuring its future success.  

“I’m excited to be giving back to the system which helped shape my life,” Rory says. “The president’s role is essential in establishing a faith-filled school environment, creating high expectations for the entire school community and acquiring resources to support the fiscal responsibility of operating our schools.”