Board of Trustees

On July 1, 2015, Bishop Ludden Jr-Sr High School became an independent New York Educational Corporation. Subsequently, through a newly formed and independent Board of Trustees, the Bishop Ludden Community would have direct input into and would be in partnership with the Bishop and his top diocesan advisors, in making all decisions regarding Bishop Ludden.

By having independence and a greater degree of autonomy, Ludden now enjoys the more active involvement of our alumni, our students, and our faculty and administration in enrollment, fundraising, development, and the overall stewardship of Bishop Ludden’s operations. Due to the shift in governance, the Bishop Ludden community can now determine the course being set for our great school in accordance with the values and needs of our great community.

The present Board is populated by individuals with diverse backgrounds, each one bringing their specific expertise to navigate Bishop Ludden’s present and future course. Under Bishop Ludden’s by-laws, all board members have term limits, which will provide an opportunity for other qualified and interested individuals to join the Board.

Our bylaws require the Board of Trustees to meet on a quarterly basis, with much of the work of the Board happening through several active and focused committees. These committees work with the school staff and administration to assist in specific areas of the school’s operations. The committees include groups focused on finance, facilities, alumni, fund development, marketing, enrollment management, and mission effectiveness.

Jim Gaspo (Chair)

Regional VP, Commercial Lending, TD Bank

Hon. James E. Baker

Professor of Law; Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law; Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Eileen Conboy

Administrative Assistant

John Corey (Vice Chair)

Retired CEO

Leo Cosgrove

Principal, Bishop Ludden

William Crist

Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Syracuse

Christian Day

Professor of Law, Syracuse University – School of Law

Grace Ganley

Relationship Manager, Citizens Bank

Robert Ganley (Chair of Facilities Committee)

Professional Engineer/Vice President; Retired from O’Brien & Gere

Daniel Gilheney (Treasurer/Chair of Finance Committee)

CPA/Principal; Firley, Moran, Freer and Eassa, CPA, P.C.

Heather Lamendola (Chair of Enrollment Committee)

Zoning Administrator, City Of Syracuse

Carl Masterpole

President, Masterpole Murphy Agency

Monica Merante

Senior Director, Philanthropic Services; CNY Community Foundation

Suzanne Pietropaolo

Educator, 40 years at Bishop Ludden

Thomas Royal

School Administrator, Syracuse City School District