Effective July 1, Leo Hyland will become president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Hyland is a 1977 graduate of another Marianist institution, the former Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland.
He replaces Thomas Carone as STVM president. Carone recently was named president of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, which is rooted in the Ursuline and Marianist traditions.
Hyland is president of Cleveland Central Catholic High School in Cleveland. Before that, he was director of advancement at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin in Chardon. He also served previously as director of special gifts for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. STVM officials said Hyland’s previous experience makes him well-qualified for his new position.
At STVM, Hyland’s role will be to provide visionary and strategic leadership implementing a newly emerging strategic plan, advancing the school’s mission and actively engaging in all efforts associated with alumni engagement, fundraising, fiscal management and admissions.
STVM conducted a six-month nationwide search with the assistance of the Carmon Group of Westlake before selecting Hyland for the position.
“We are so pleased that we were able to attract Mr. Hyland to this process and to eventually be able to retain him for this position,” said Jack Weisensell, chairperson of the executive board of trustee of STVM. “His experience and his leadership style both at Cleveland Central Catholic, and also at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, made him the unanimous choice of our board for this position. We are so excited to have him as the leader of our school and truly cannot wait for him to be on campus and get started in the position.”
Hyland said the prospect of returning to another Marianist institution was a significant factor in his decision to make the move. “I am thrilled and honored to be selected to lead such a vibrant and tradition-rich high school,” Hyland said. “This is an exciting opportunity to build on St. Vincent-St. Mary’s strong legacy by creating a shared vision for its bright future.”
Hyland earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Ohio University in Athens. He also has a master’s degree in nonprofit organizations from CWRU in Cleveland. Hyland is a member of Leadership Cleveland.
STVM is a four-year, coeducational, college preparatory, Marianist sponsored and STEM-designated Catholic high school that has been part of the Akron community for more than a century. The school has more than 17,000 alumni.