In December 2017, President David Card '87 announced a reorganization of the school’s administrative structure following recommendations developed by a special steering committee that had spent nearly a year considering this question: “Are the current organizational structure and decision-making processes of RJHS optimal for accomplishing the school’s mission and if not, how can they be improved?”
The desire to conduct an organizational assessment originated with Regis Jesuit’s strategic planning effort adopted in 2015. The steering committee comprised of faculty, staff, trustees, Jesuits, parents and alumni—18 members in all—began meeting in fall 2016 to prepare a response to the essential question above. Over a ten-month period, the group reviewed large quantities of community input, hosted several listening sessions, engaged in prayerful discernment and ultimately developed a set of recommendations for the Board of Trustees that was approved at the Board’s November 2017 meeting.GOALS OF THE RESTRUCTURE
- Streamline the organizational structure to enable clear communications and sound, timely decision-making
- Ensure that the individual learning and development needs of girls and boys will be protected and fostered
- Ensure that students have primarily a single-gender educational experience
- Ensure that the quality of education students receive will be sustained or improved
Early in 2018, Card identified a transition team to advise him through the restructure and named people into acting roles. This group, comprised of the cross-divisional administrators, division heads, assistant division heads and deans, will work with the principal to lead the institution forward. At the same time, the search for the principal was launched and successfully concluded with the hiring of Jimmy Tricco, who will begin his tenure on August 1, 2018.
The new organizational structure went into effect at the beginning of June 2018. Full implementation of all the recommendations and stabilization occurred through 2021, ensuring that the mission to educate Men and Women with and for Others
endures for another 140 years.