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Paul Colistra Installed as President

On September 22nd Paul Colistra, President of West Catholic was formally installed in front of friends, family, staff, supporters and students. Mr. Colistra becomes the first lay President in the History of West Catholic. Previously, Paul served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement here at West since 2011.

Six different speakers addressed the crowd and presented Paul with a book that they felt would help provide guidance or wisdom for his position here at West. The speakers and the organizations they represented were as follows:

Chris Mominey, Office of Catholic Education
Fran Crowley, Alumni Association
Patricia McLaughlin, Alumnae Association
Brother Brian Henderson, Christian Brothers
Sr. Ave Armstong, Faculty and the Religious Sisters
Erica Watson, Student Council President

Below was the closing of Paul Colistras remarks:

“I do not stand here alone. WE stand here together. And, it is WE that will lead West Catholic High School. In closing, tonight is not a victory lap. Challenges lie ahead. As is said, Beyond the mountains there are more mountains. However, it is my belief that at no single moment in time has an educator had more of an opportunity to impact the lives of our children, than right now, right here, at West Catholic.”


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