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December 3, 2012

Faith in the Future to Lead National Search for a
New Head of the Office of Catholic Education

(PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 3, 2012) - Samuel Casey Carter, CEO of Faith in the Future, a first-of-its-kind foundation that provides strategic management and operational oversight for the 17 Catholic high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Dr. Richard McCarron as Secretary of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

"All of us at Faith in the Future are deeply grateful for the work Richard has done," said Mr. Carter. "Today, as we aim to grow the enrollment of our schools and make quality Catholic education affordable to any family that wants it, it places a real responsibility on us to find the right leader to succeed Dr. McCarron. The Catholic schools of this Archdiocese are among the very best in the region and I am confident that we will attract top-level talent quickly to join us in this effort. Richard has very generously agreed to stay on in a consulting role even after his successor is found, so we are assured of a smooth transition going forward."

As announced by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a national search is now underway to fill this important role. Faith in the Future is working in close collaboration with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a special selection committee of educational experts and civic leaders to identify, interview and select a candidate. Faith in the Future and the Archdiocese aim to conclude this process by February 1, 2013.


James Freeman

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