In a letter to the Saint Francis High School community dated February 2, Board of Directors Chairman Michael Reedy announced that Simon Chiu had resigned his position as President of the school, run by the Brothers of Holy Cross. Father Tony Mancuso, a school faculty member, has been asked to serve as interim President.
Chiu said in his resignation letter, “Saint Francis is a wonderful school that I have come to love over the last three years. I am grateful for my association with the finest faculty and the most supportive parent community of any Catholic School. However, now is the right time for me to pursue other opportunities. I will miss Saint Francis, and I wish the entire community well.”
Named President of Saint Francis in the Spring of 2015, Chiu replaced Kevin Makley, who retired after 18 years as President of the school.
A longtime leader in the Saint Francis High School community, Father Mancuso currently serves as campus chaplain and as a religious studies teacher. He began his association with the school in 2006 and has previously served as the Director of Campus Ministry, and Father Mancuso was also the leader of the school’s accreditation committee in 2012. Additionally, he currently serves as a senior fellow at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Father Mancuso holds a doctorate in education from USF and a M.Div. from Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, as well as an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from SCU.
“We are fortunate and blessed to have Father Tony step forward to guide us until our next President is appointed,” said Reedy in his letter to the community.