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Bishop Murry steps down as chairman of NCEA Print E-mail
Friday, 29 December 2017 14:25

ARLINGTON, VA. – Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., has announced that he has stepped down as National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) board chairman effective Dec. 8.


The NCEA board of directors unanimously voted its approval and designated board leadership to vice chair Angela Dinger, who is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of William H. Sadlier, Inc.

Bishop Murry informed the board of directors at the Dec. 4 board meeting, citing the pressing demands of his August appointment as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism.

Bishop Murry, whose term as board chairman was to run till July 2018, explained that the work of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism has increased exponentially as the need to confront racism is critical – leaving him to conclude his term early in the best interest of the NCEA.

“Words cannot express what an honor and a pleasure it has been for me to lead the NCEA board,” said Bishop Murry.

“Beginning with inviting Dr. Tom Burnford to become the new president/CEO, to the re-formation of the board as a governance board, the recruitment of our current board members, the development of a strategic plan and a reinvigorated relationship with superintendents across the nation, I am convinced that NCEA is on the right track to achieve great success,” the bishop remarked.

Burnford commented that the “NCEA and its members have been blessed with the vision and dedication Bishop Murry brought to the board. I am extremely grateful for his service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ to strengthen Catholic school communities across the country.”

“It has been an honor and a joy to work alongside Bishop Murry,” Dinger said. “Our board’s greatest challenge and privilege is to guide and support NCEA as it furthers the mission of Catholic schools. The prayers of the board and its members go with Bishop Murry as he confronts the sin of racism in our society today.”

Burnford, Dinger and the NCEA board of directors have begun the search for a bishop to assume the chairmanship in July.


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