Chris Farrell and Dr. Stephanie Macaluso.

Following an extensive search process, the Archdiocese of Newark has announced that Chris Farrell has been named President of Paramus Catholic High School, effective July 1.

Farrell will join longstanding administrator and Principal, Dr. Stephanie Macaluso, at the helm of Paramus Catholic High School, one of the largest regional Catholic high schools in New Jersey.

“I am honored to join this prestigious Catholic institution,” Farrell said, “and excited to work in partnership alongside Dr. Macaluso, the administration, faculty and staff”.

Farrell brings a lifelong focus on building relationships in diverse educational advancement venues, alumni programs and health care philanthropy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Fordham University and has held successful leadership positions in secondary and higher education institutions at Essex Catholic High School, Bergen Catholic High School, Iona Preparatory School and most recently at Seton Hall University, to name a few.

“With Mr. Farrell’s acumen in institutional advancement and development and Dr. Macaluso’s expertise in educational leadership, Paramus Catholic will have a dynamic president and principal leading the way forward,” said Barbara Dolan, superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese. “We are grateful for the community of faith here and their commitment to Catholic education.

“It is with immense joy that I extend a heartfelt welcome to our new Paramus Catholic President, Chris Farrell,” Dr. Macaluso said. “Together, along with the PC family, I am certain that we will make Paramus Catholic an even stronger, more successful Catholic high school.”~

Paramus Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school located at 425 Paramus Road in Paramus. Since 1965, PCHS has served students of all faiths from over 120 towns and cities in several northern New Jersey and New York counties. Graduates have attended such colleges and universities as Duke University, Princeton University, Seton Hall, Columbia, Rutgers and many others nationwide.

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