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News December 5, 2014


Bishop Announces Selection of New President for Bishop Lynch High School

Citing outstanding leadership experience and a passion for Catholic education and Bishop Lynch in particular, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell announced this morning, that Chris Rebuck has accepted the important role of President of Bishop Lynch High School.

Rebuck has served for the last seven years as the Dean of Students of Bishop Lynch. Prior to that, he served as Principal of St. John Catholic School in Ennis, Texas. Bishop Farrell met with teachers, staff and students to announce the news stating, “I have every confidence that Chris Rebuck will build upon the strong foundation laid by Ed Leyden and lead Bishop Lynch into its next era as one of the premiere Catholic high schools in the state and country.”

A professional search firm, Pena Search Consulting, assisted in the search to fill the president’s post currently held by Leyden who is retiring after 33 years of service to Bishop Lynch High School.

Candidates from all over the country applied for the job. A search committee made up of Bishop Lynch parents, faculty, staff and alumni assisted in the very thorough process. The group stated that Rebuck’ s deep and abiding Catholic faith, dedication and passion to the mission of BLHS, understanding of BL’s short and long term needs, strong relationship-building skills and the ability to inspire and motivate those around him are all reasons he consistently emerged as the clear choice for the next President of Bishop Lynch High School.

Rebuck says he is overwhelmed by the support of the entire Bishop Lynch community and looks forward to leading the school. “I am humbled by this decision and the confidence Bishop Farrell and the search team has shown in me. I consider this opportunity a tremendous blessing and a ministry that will greatly enhance my own journey of faith. I am excited and prepared to lead this great high school in this time of expansion and growth and beyond.”

Current president Ed Leyden offered his congratulations and support. “Having seen first-hand Chris’ outstanding leadership and passion for Bishop Lynch High School, I know that I will leave this community that I love so much in very good hands.”

Rebuck, a graduate of DeSales University, hopes to complete his Masters in Catholic School Leadership at the University of Dallas in the spring. He will step into the President’s role on July 1, 2015 when Leyden officially retires.

With 1,086 students, Bishop Lynch High School, located in East Dallas, is the largest private co-ed school in Texas.

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