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.


2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Daniel Gilheney ’80, Chair

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

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

West Genesee Central Schools

John Corey, Vice Chair

Retired CEO

William Crist

Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Syracuse

Christian Day, Secretary

Professor of Law, Syracuse University – School of Law

Christopher Didio ’80, Treasurer

Chair of Finance Committee

CPA/Principal Dannible & McKee, LLP

Grace Ganley

Relationship Manager, Citizens Bank

Robert Ganley  ’70, Chair of Facilities Committee

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

Heather Lamendola ’89, Chair of Enrollment Committee

Zoning Administrator, City Of Syracuse

Michael McAuliff

Principal, Bishop Ludden

Carl Masterpole ’82

President, Masterpole Murphy Agency