Effective July 1, Thomas M. Carone will become president of Villa-Angela St. Joseph High School in Cleveland.
Currently, Carone is president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron.
He replaces Richard J. Osborne who has been serving as VASJ interim president since June 2020. Osborne was named to the interim position after William Cervenik, the previous president, asked to be released from his contract and left the school in March 2020.
Carone’s appointment was announced by Frank O’Linn, secretary for education and superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. He praised Carone for his leadership and willingness to serve and thanked Osborne for his service to VASJ.
“Mr. Carone has distinguished himself as a servant leader in the Marianist tradition at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School which teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the belief that people learn, serve and pray most effectively in community, as part of a family. This characteristic makes him an ideal choice to assume the presidency at VASJ, a diocesan high school also rooted in the Marianist and Ursuline charisms,” O’Linn said. “I would also like to offer my sincere thanks to Mr. Osborne for his exemplary work in guiding VASJ as interim president since June of 2020.”
Carone, a 1977 STVM graduate, returned to his alma mater in 2009 as chief operating officer. He was appointed president of the school in 2013.
“I am extremely proud of the growth in academic excellence, faith formation and care for our community achieved at St. Vincent-St. Mary over the years. Although I will miss my fellow leaders, the faculty, staff and students at St. Vincent-St. Mary, I look forward to my new responsibilities in leading VASJ, an outstanding school with a rich history committed to the spiritual, academic and personal growth of each student,” Carone said.
In his current position as STVM president, Carone is responsible for implementing the Catholic mission and vision of the school; for strategic planning; supervision of the principal, business office, admissions, athletics and advancement; and the well-being of the facilities. He works closely with the board of directors to provide direction and vision to the school and is accountable for the overall success of the organization.
Carone attended The University of Akron where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He had more than 20 years’ experience in the business before joining STVM as chief operating officer. He and his wife, Darla, have two daughters.
VASJ is a Catholic, comprehensive college-preparatory school rooted in the Ursuline and Marianist traditions and committed to the spiritual, academic and personal growth of each student.