Judge names new president


The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future have appointed Brian Patrick King as the next president of Father Judge High School, effective Jan 1.

King replaces Patrick McGonigal, who assumed the presidency after last school year, only to quit after a short stint.

The Rev. Joseph Campellone had been president for 15 years until taking a one-year sabbatical to study Catholic secondary education models.

The Rev. James Dalton, Judge’s principal, has been interim president since McGonigal’s departure in the summer.

King, 36 and a 1997 graduate of Father Judge, assumes the role of president after more than five years as director of advancement and operations. He oversaw several major school projects and renovations, including the Ramp Playground revitalization, track and field renovations and renovations to the school cafeteria.

Additionally, he has played a role in the Crusader Campaign Annual Appeal.

Prior to his time at Father Judge, he was the executive director of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation for over three years.

Christopher Mominey, chief operating officer and secretary for Catholic education, said, “As a proud alum and current staff member at Father Judge, Mr. King knows first-hand the value of a Gospel-based, quality Catholic education provided for students and families here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. His proven leadership and enthusiasm for leading the Father Judge Community into a successful new chapter in its already rich history makes Mr. King an ideal choice for school president.”

King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts from Saint Joseph’s University. Early in his career, he was the physical education teacher at Saint Matthew Elementary School from 2001 through 2006.

On a related note, St. Hubert is still looking for a president. ••