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Boston College High School Names Grace Cotter Regan as Next President, Jesuits USA Northeast Province
“It is a pleasure to welcome Grace Regan as the next President of Boston College High School,” said The Very Rev. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. “Her love for the Society of Jesus and our mission in education is unequivocal, and I am confident that her collaborative and inspirational leadership will ensure the Jesuit and Catholic identity of our cherished school for years to come.”  To read the full article from the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, click here. 

BC High Taps Woman as Next President, Boston Globe

Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty, an alumnus of the school whose son Jack attends BC High, welcomed Cotter Regan’s appointment. “Grace grew up on the BC High campus, and sent her own boy to the school,” he said. “She’s a proven leader who is familiar with the Society of Jesus and the tradition of educating young men for others.” To read the full article, click here.

Regan Named new BC High President, The Boston Pilot:
“We are delighted to welcome Grace Regan as the individual who will lead Boston College High School. We look forward to our work together as we advance the BC High mission and our relevance as a preeminent and flagship Jesuit school for boys in the country,” said Father Brian Conley S.J., Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Grace’s leadership and background in education, advancement, enrollment, brand management and her understanding of and fidelity to the Society of Jesus and the Catholic school environment make her the ideal choice.” To read the full story on The Boston Pilot, click here.

All Boys BC High Gets First Female President, The Heights, Boston College
Boston College High School, the all-boys, Jesuit school located in Dorchester serving grades 7 to 12, announced today that it has named Grace Cotter Regan as its 28th president. Cotter Regan is the first female president in the school’s history and only the second lay president. The first, William Kemeza, retired in June after 16 years on the job. To read the full article, click here.

Grace Cotter Regan Tapped to Lead Boston College High School, WBUR
Boston’s most prestigious single-sex Catholic high school has accepted a woman — but not as a student. To read a transcript of the interview, click here.

BC High’s First Woman President Talks Single-Sex Education, All Things Considered, WGBH
“Well it’s interesting, you know, I’m a product of single-sex education. I went to Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. Both of my boys are single-sex educated, they went to BC High and St. Sebastian’s, and my husband went to Catholic Memorial, so we’re all single-sex education folks. Working at a coed school, I see the benefits of both. I love the single-sex model, I really do. I have loved my experience at St. Mary’s. All of the models have their own set of complications with students, and I actually have experienced the beauty as a parent of a BC High education. I think my son really developed as a young man, and I really value what we have at BC High.” Grace Cotter Regan, To read the full transcript from this interview on All Things Considered, click here.

Grace Cotter Regan takes charge as BC High President, Dorchester Reporter, Irish Reporter
Cotter Regan has deep connections to the campus on Morrissey Boulevard. Her son Bartley was a student-athlete at the high school and is a graduate of the class of 2012. Her late father— Jim Cotter, a native of Dorchester’s Savin Hill section— was the longtime head football coach and athletic director at BC High. To read the complete article, click here.

First Female President Named for Boston College High School, WCVB
Video interview with Grace Cotter Regan on WCVB