Dr. Margaret Minson – president of Bishop Kearney High School – announced to the institution’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 18 that, effective this fall, she will be stepping down.
“Bishop Kearney is a special place filled with special people,” she said. “It’s been an honor to have worked with such an exceptional faculty and staff. The students have touched my heart and I am proud to have been a part of their lives here at Kearney.”
Minson, a product of Catholic education, who, prior to her time at Kearney, had spent the last several years providing access to such education to thousands of underserved students throughout New York City, left a lasting mark on the all-girls high school.
“Dr. Margaret Minson has served Bishop Kearney with vision, courage, passion, and imagination for the past two years,” said Sister Elizabeth Hill, chair of the Bishop Kearney Board of Trustees. “She has accomplished all the goals the Board of Trustees set for her when she joined us, and she leaves Kearney in a position of strength.”
Under her tenure, Minson worked to inspire corporations and foundations across the country to get involved with the high school. Through her efforts, Bishop Kearney received several hundred thousand dollars in donations, as well as state-of-the-art television station equipment donated by Twenty First Century Fox thanks to the generosity of the Heckscher Foundation.
As a result of Minson’s hard work – and the generosity of those she inspired – Bishop Kearney has ended each of the last two years with a budget surplus.
“She is leaving a durable legacy at Bishop Kearney,” said Hill. “Although we are sorry to lose her, we express our gratitude for everything she did while she was with us, and we wish her the very best in the years to come.”