The St. Anthony College Board of Administrators right this moment introduced their number of David Kenny as new Head of College. The choice was made after a nationwide search, which was narrowed to 4 semifinalist candidates who superior by means of an interview and vetting course of.
Two finalists have been recognized from these actions and just lately accomplished particular person day-long on-campus visits with constituents and stakeholders representing the varsity and parish communities.
“We’re delighted to share that the search committee, college board, present pastor, Fr. Roland Bunda, incoming pastor, and Vicar Forane, Rev. Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe have all accredited David Kenney as our subsequent Head of College,” in accordance to a faculty announcement.
Jeanne Unemori Skog, Chairperson of the St. Anthony College Board and the search committee, stated, “We sit up for the management and worth David will deliver as our new Head of College. His demonstrated success in schooling will be certain that SAS will proceed its present momentum and progress mindset in offering a high quality expertise to Maui’s households.”
Fr. Bunda additionally commented, “We’re blessed to have David Kenney as our new Head of College. He brings a wealth of experiences inside our Catholic custom and mission. Allow us to pray for him as he continues to uphold the Marianist legacy of St. Anthony College and Parish.”
The search committee pointed towards Kenny’s “sturdy, humble, Christ-centered” management, saying he has in depth schooling and govt expertise. The committee stated they’re hopeful that Kenney will “passionately and strategically advance the mission and imaginative and prescient of St. Anthony College.”
Kenney is presently concluding his fifth 12 months as a District Instructional Specialist with the Hawaiʻi Division of Schooling-Maui District. All through his practically 30 years in schooling, Kenney has served in numerous administrative roles, together with college psychologist, early childhood coordinator, and district-wide govt management roles. “As a data-driven, student-centered chief,” college directors say Kenney is “recognized for constructing curricular applications of excellence and strengthening tutorial outcomes.”
Kenney holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma from The Catholic College of America, a Grasp of Schooling from the College of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Certificates of Superior Graduate Research from the College of Massachusetts at Boston. As well as, he has accomplished coursework associated to College Finance and Enterprise Administration, Choice and Growth of Instructional Personnel, Authorized Elements of College Administration, and Human Issues in Faculties.
Upon being appointed, Kenney stated, “I’m actually honored and humbled for the chance to steer St. Anthony College. St. Anthony has a wealthy deep historical past of offering glorious tutorial experiences rooted in Catholic values emphasizing ‘ohana, friendship, integrity, religion, and generosity. As demonstrated by the academics, mother and father, alumni, and larger St. Anthony’s group I’ve met to date, the extent of ardour for the varsity has been most exceptional and spectacular. I sit up for assembly the complete college ‘ohana within the coming weeks and faculty 12 months. It’s an thrilling time to be becoming a member of the varsity. As we start the varsity’s 138th 12 months of service, long-planned capital tasks are coming to fruition. I’m additionally trying ahead to fostering a larger connection between the varsity and the parish, alumni, and the Maui group. I’m excited to be working in partnership with the complete college and parish constituencies to that finish.”
On this function as Head of College, Kenney will function the varsity chief. He will probably be accountable for implementing the varsity mission, Catholic id, tutorial excellence, and all different facets of the varsity’s enterprise operations. He will probably be instantly accountable for partnering with the Board to proceed and construct upon the Strategic Plan to assist the imaginative and prescient of SAS, guaranteeing for adequate assets, sound fiscal administration, and monetary stability of the varsity by means of direct oversight of the enterprise operations, improvement, alumni, and group relations and enrollment administration actions.
In partnership with Msgr. Watanabe, they’ll each function the seen and engaged public faces of the St. Anthony College group in attending to the exterior affairs of the varsity.
Msgr. Watanabe stated, “because the incoming Pastor of St. Anthony Church and College, I’m happy to welcome David Kenney as the brand new Head of College. I imagine that the College Board and Search Committee has carried out a fantastic job choosing the precise particular person for this job right now. David is already taking part within the lifetime of the parish by means of his ministry of music in taking part in the organ for the 7 a.m. Mass each Sunday, and I sit up for his presence on our staff that can deliver larger unity and energy to St. Anthony Church and College. He’s a person of religion, care, and concern and has the academic background to direct and assist the expansion of religion and information of the youth who come by means of our doorways. We’re very blessed to be St. Anthony from preschool to twelfth Grade. I sit up for being with all of you in July.”
Kenney begins serving as Head of College on July 12, 2021.