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Saint Viator High School Names New President

April 12, 2016

Executive leadership, someone who is collaborative and who is committed to Catholic education.

Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, introduces Mr. Brian Liedlich as the next president of Saint Viator High School

Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, introduces Mr. Brian Liedlich as the next president of Saint Viator High School

Those are just some of the words used to describe the new president of Saint Viator High School, Mr. Brian Liedlich.

Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial and president of the Board of Governors, introduced Mr. Liedlich to school faculty members at an early morning meeting and he received a warm response.

“We received more than 50 resumes from across the country and even a few international ones,” Fr. von Behren said. “At the culmination of that process, we believe with all our hearts that we have found the right person.

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, will work closely with the new president, as the new vice president of Viatorian identity and mission

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, will work closely with the new president, as the new vice president of Viatorian identity and mission

“He has the breadth and depth of experience we were looking for,” he added, “and he is a person of faith who is committed to Catholic education.”

At the same meeting, Fr. von Behren announced Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, would serve in the newly created position of vice president for Viatorian identity and mission.

“It’s about articulating the mission,” Fr. Hall said, “and working with Brian to make sure that’s always the focus. Together, we have to bring that message to the wider community.”

Faculty members, including Assistant Principal Mary Lee DeBelina, gave Mr. Liedlich a warm reception

Faculty members, including Assistant Principal Mary Lee DeBelina, gave Mr. Liedlich a warm reception

Mr. Liedlich knows the Saint Viator community well. He is a sitting board member of the board of trustees, having also served as its executive director of institutional advancement for five years, and is a current parent.

He brings his experience as a managing director of regional development for Marquette University, as well as his current leadership position with Advocate Health Care’s charitable foundation.

“I am honored, humbled and privileged to have been selected as the next president of Saint Viator High School,” Mr. Liedlich said to the faculty. “I look forward to working with the board of governors in providing a continued successful direction for this wonderful institution.”