Matt Keough, who has been CBA’s Principal since 2015, will assume the role of President of the school, effective, July 1, 2020. Keough succeeds Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC, who will continue at CBA, as a Special Advisor to the President.
Keough began his career at CBA in 2004 as a member of the Math department faculty. He was named Principal of the school in 2015, when Brother Joseph assumed a new position as President. Since becoming Principal, Keough has played a key role in the continued strong enrollment, educational excellence, and high level of Lasallian spirit and community at the school. Keough is a graduate of Hamilton College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He also has a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Le Moyne College.
Brother Joseph is the longest running head of school in the history of Christian Brothers Academy. Brother Joseph, who just completed his 11thyear at CBA, was appointed in 2009 as Principal and named President in 2015. During Brother Joseph’s tenure, CBA has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, grown its Lasallian identity, invested in capital improvements and continued its legacy as a top notch college preparatory school. Most recently, the school has had the most successful capital campaign in its history, raising more than $13 million. The campaign, Our Mission, Their Future, resulted in more than $5,000,000 increase in CBA’s endowment and major additions and renovations to the school’s campus buildings, securing the future of the school for years to come.
“CBA has thrived under Brother Joseph’s leadership,” says John O’Connor, chair of CBA’s Board of Trustees. “We are grateful for all that Brother Joe has done for the CBA community; at the same time, the Board and the entire CBA community have great confidence in Mr. Keough and his ability to lead CBA into the future as our first lay President. While Brother Joe is retiring from the role of President, we are very excited that he will be staying on at CBA, serving as Special Advisor to the President.”
Christian Brothers Academy Syracuse is one of 30 ministries overseen by DENA (the District of Eastern North America) in the worldwide network of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Brother Dennis Lee, the Brother Visitor for DENA, acting in concert with the FSC DENA Ministry Corporation, has approved the nomination by the Christian Brothers Academy Board of Trustees of Mr. Keough to serve as the school’s next President. Br. Dennis offered, “We are also pleased that Brother Joseph will continue to serve the CBA Community through his advisory role as requested by Mr. Keough.”