join our upcoming WEBINAR: How catholic secondary schools are improving their financial position and increasing enrollment
Catholic Schools are vitally important educational institutions, however, in recent years many Catholic High Schools have suffered from enrollment losses due to weakening feeder school networks and strengthening competition from well-funded public and magnet schools. Given the reality that much of the cost structure of the schools is fixed, the result has been increased operating costs and pressures to raise tuition, resulting in weaker value propositions.
Join Dr. Harry Bloom of Measuring Success to learn how enlightened leaders Frank Miley of Cretin-Derham Hall and Michael Brennan of Holy Family Catholic High School are responding to enrollment losses by capitalizing on cutting edge demographic and benchmarking analysis to exploit new opportunities and replan their finances to increase perceived value.
The webinar is on November 4th at 1PM EST. Please follow this link to register! Registration closes once the webinar begins. Look for a link to the recorded webinar later that week..
- Dr. Harry Bloom , Senior VP of Client Relations, Measuring Success
- Frank Miley, President, Cretin-Derham Hall
- Michael Brennan, President, Holy Family Catholic High School
Dr. Harry bloom
Dr. Bloom’s for‐profit experience includes brand and product management at Procter & Gamble and General Electric and management consulting work with McKinsey & Company. In his independent school work, Dr. Bloom has developed and implemented a number of marquee programs, including the Atidenu Recruitment and Retention program, the Recruitment and Retention Academy, the Governance & Fundraising Academy, and the Day School Financial Benchmarking and Reengineering program. These programs have helped well over 100 independent schools enhance revenue, increase efficiency and strengthen their financial vitality. Bloom has conducted and published independent school and nonprofit governance research that has identified practices that predict financial and educational success. Dr. Bloom has been a featured presenter at conferences for the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS), the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP), and the California Business Officers Association (CALISBOA). Dr. Bloom has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a Doctorate of Education degree from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration.
Michael Brennan is President of Holy Family Catholic High School located in Victoria, MN – a southwest suburb of the Twin Cities. Celebrating its 20th year as a co-educational Lasallian high school, Holy Family serves students in grades 9-12. Prior to becoming Holy Family’s President in 2017, Michael Brennan led the Rochester Catholic Schools in Rochester, MN as its Director of Schools beginning in 2011. There, Brennan oversaw all strategic, educational and institutional advancement operations for this uniquely structured system of Catholic schools comprised of five campuses, 1,600 students and 300 employees. A highlight of Brennan’s time in Rochester includes the construction of a $35 million new high school facility. Upon graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Boston College, Brennan went on to serve in under-resourced Catholic schools volunteering as an ACE Teaching Fellow through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. He is also a graduate of the same university’s Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. He holds an M.Ed in Education and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration – both from Notre Dam
Frank Miley is President of Cretin-Derham Hall, the largest Catholic co-educational high school in Minnesota. Located in St. Paul, Cretin-Derham Hall is co-sponsored by the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Frank Miley became President in 2015 and continues to guide the faith-filled tradition of academic excellence that has transformed the lives of our students for over 150 years. Formerly the Executive Vice President and Director of Advancement at Cretin-Derham Hall, Miley served as President at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, MN and Vice President for Strategic Planning and Administration at William Mitchell College of Law. In addition, his early career focused on teaching and campus ministry at St. Thomas Academy. As an attorney, Miley also worked for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Frank Miley, J.D., earned his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, magna cum laude, his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law, and an Educational Administrative License form St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Frank and his wife Kathy are the parents of seven children. Frank is an avid gardener and enjoys biking and downhill skiing.