PROVIDENCE — La Salle Academy’s Board of Trustees and President Brother Thomas Gerrow, FSC, announced that Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC, will be the next President of the school. With confirmation given by the District of Eastern North America’s Ministry Corporation, and appointed by the Brother Visitor, Dennis Lee, Br. Dennis Malloy will head the Lasallian ministry that was founded in 1871, and has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students, including 200 in the middle school program.
In a message to the La Salle Academy community, Brother Thomas was pleased to share the news of Brother Malloy’s appointment.
“Our new President and I have worked together for many years. I have every confidence you will come to admire him and respect his abilities as I do. We are blessed to have him join the La Salle Academy community.”
A Brother for 45 years, Brother Malloy has not only headed De La Salle Vocational School in Bensalem, P.A., for eleven years (1989-2000) but was named the executive director of the entire St. Gabriel’s System, a division of Catholic Social Services, for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2000-2007), part of the Lasallian Association of Youth and Family Services (LAYFS). Brother Malloy also served as Visitor for the now Legacy Baltimore District (2007-2009) and the first Visitor for the District of Eastern North America (DENA) created in 2009, and elected to a second term in 2013.
Brother Dennis Lee, FSC, Visitor/Provincial shared that Brother Dennis Malloy will bring many gifts to La Salle Academy.
“He is passionately committed to the Lasallian Catholic Mission, has a wonderful ability to articulate the values and vision of Lasallian education, understands school culture and organizational design, knows and respects the work done by Lasallian educators, and last but not least, has a deep affection for young people and an appreciation of their hopes, their challenges, and their needs,” said Brother Lee.
“We are deeply grateful for the excellent service of Brother Thomas Gerrow these past eight years and believe that Brother Dennis Malloy will add to the many accomplishments that Brother Thomas achieved for the La Salle community during his tenure. I know that you will join me as we thank Brother Tom and welcome Brother Dennis.”