The John Carroll School, an independent Catholic high school in Harford County, has announced the selection of Stephen A. DiBiagio as interim president effective July 10, 2017.
“He is exactly the right leader for this time in the history of John Carroll,” according to Betsy Campion, chair of the Board of Trustees. “His talents, experience and deep commitment will enable him to uphold the academic standards and traditions of the school while effectively steering the vital strategic planning process and moving forward with our campaign initiatives already underway.”
DiBiagio has strong backgrounds in both education and business management. From 1984 to 2015, he worked at PHH/Element Fleet Management in Hunt Valley, Md., most recently as senior vice president, strategic alliances.
Early in his career, DiBiagio taught high school English and journalism, including for his alma mater, Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Md. He also coached lacrosse and was named Maryland Scholastic Association Lacrosse Coach of the Year for two consecutive years.
DiBiagio founded his own consulting firm, High Point Business Solutions, in 2015 to specifically work with education-based businesses ranging from corporate executive development to school systems working to improve the connection between academics and athletics.
“John Carroll has a distinguished past and a truly bright future,” DiBiagio says. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to work with such talented and dedicated faculty and staff to provide stellar Catholic education for students of John Carroll. I am looking forward to continuing the hard work and momentum established by Rick O’Hara.”
President Richard O’Hara announced his retirement in April after 10 years as president.
As he takes on his new position, DiBiagio draws on close ties to John Carroll. Both of his daughters are proud Patriot graduates, and DiBiagio served as a trustee of the school for nine years. Steve and his wife, Debbie, also an educator, have lived in Harford County for more than 30 years. They are long-time parishioners of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory.