Diocesan News

Bishop Kearney H.S. Names First President

Dr. Margaret M. Minson, a product of Catholic education, who has spent the last several years providing access to such education to thousands of underserved students throughout New York City, has been appointed the first president of Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, as the school moves to a new mode of governance.

Dr. Minson has been serving as the executive director of Student Sponsor Partners, an organization devoted to addressing the high-school dropout crisis in New York City by providing tuition scholarships and mentoring to students from families living below the poverty line, so that they can attend and succeed in the city’s Catholic schools. Earlier, she was the vice president for institutional advancement at Marymount Manhattan College and St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill. She holds degrees from St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn College and Fordham University.

In addition to her background in adolescent education, Dr. Minson was educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the community that sponsors Bishop Kearney, and her mother, Margaret Mary Dwyer, taught side-by-side with the Sisters of St. Joseph for 35 years.

As president, Dr. Minson plans on expanding the school’s mission of educating women who shape the future. Recent graduates have been accepted to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, such as Harvard and Yale.