Carroll's Board of Directors Announces Interim CEO
Ms. Ring is a familiar face to many in the Archbishop Carroll community. She has served since 2013 as the Director of Finance, and she will continue to manage the school’s financesduring her timeas Interim CEO. A veteran executive, Ms. Ring transitioned into Catholic school management after a long tenure as the Director of Accounting Systems at Sallie Mae, aleading corporation for educational expense and student loans. During Ms. Ring’s time at Sallie Mae, she managed project teams of thirty or more people and oversaw the company’s accounting and human resources technology teams.
An active parishioner at Blessed Sacrament parish in Alexandria, Virginia, Ms. Ring is an enthusiastic advocate for Archbishop Carroll and for Catholic education. “Our son attended Catholic school from Pre-K through 12th grade and this experience not only provided him with an excellent education, but it instilled Christian values and a strong moral foundation for his future.As a Catholic school, I believe that Archbishop Carroll provides that foundation that opens doors toa student’s future, and I look forward to working with our school community to continue to move forward in this positive direction.”
“Ms. Ring has done an outstanding job as Director of Finance, demonstrating both professionalism and a strong commitment to Carroll's mission,” saidShawn Hendon, longtime Archbishop Carroll Board member and chair of the finance committee. “We are gratefulMs. Ring is taking on this new responsibility, and she has our full confidence and support.”
According to Archbishop Carroll Board ChairRoger Fairfax, “The members of the Board of Directors are grateful that Lisa Ring has agreed to serve Archbishop Carroll in this Interim CEO role at this important time. She has been a skillful and reliable steward of Carroll's financial resources, and we look forward to working with her as the national search forthe next President of Archbishop Carroll High School continues."
First-round interviews for the permanent President/CEO have been scheduled for early January, and the selection process is expected to continue into the early Spring. The search committee, which is being co-chaired by Board members Emily Durso and Shawn Hendon, includes faculty, staff, parent, and alumni representatives. The search committee plans to bring finalists to campus beginning in Februaryto interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni, all of whom will have the opportunity to give feedback on the candidates. It is expected that the Archbishop Carroll Board of Directors will make a recommendation for the new hire to His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington by Easter.