The Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lizanne Magarity-Pando as the president of St. Hubert High School. Pando succeeds Frank Farrell, who vacated the position of president in the spring of 2015 to assume the role of director of financial aid in the OCE.
Pando said, “I am honored to join the St. Hubert’s family at such an exciting time for this Catholic high school community comprised of talented faculty and staff as well as bright students with promising futures. As an institution of secondary education in Northeast Philadelphia, St. Hubert’s has a rich history of preparing young ladies to become women of faith and integrity in our rapidly changing world. I look forward to working closely with the school’s principal, Dr. Joanne Walls, along with its board members, faculty and staff to maximize the school’s potential in service to the students and school families who have invested in the lifelong gift of Catholic education.”
Pando joins St. Hubert after most recently serving as the director of marketing and communications for the World Meeting of Families. Prior to her service with the WMOF, she was the director of communications for the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal. She holds a dual bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware in chemistry and business.
Christopher Mominey, chief operating officer and secretary for Catholic education, said, “After an extensive search conducted by the Office of Catholic Education and the St. Hubert’s Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to announce that Lizanne will join the school at such an important time in its already storied history. Lizanne brings much enthusiasm along with the strong leadership qualities we were looking for in the new president of St. Hubert’s. She is a woman of deep faith who will serve as an excellent role model for our young women in the Catholic tradition. On behalf of OCE, we are also grateful to St. Hubert’s principal, Dr. Joanne Walls, who for the last year has taken on dual roles as principal and interim president while we sought the best candidate.”
In addition to her professional work, Pando is the co-founder and event planner of Friends of Trisomy 21, a nonprofit based in Blue Bell that raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for families with a child with Down syndrome.
Pando is the youngest of eight children. She attended Our Mother of Consolation School in Chestnut Hill and Mount St. Joseph Academy. She and her husband, Jim, have two daughters, Cyndi and Jenna. They reside in Blue Bell. ••