St. Mary's Springs hires Kevin Shaw as new president

Author: Mendoza College

Among the new administrators joining the staff at St. Mary's Springs Academy is a new president to lead the Catholic parochial school system.

Kevin Shaw will assume his leadership role on July 1. He succeeds Sister Judith Schmidt who announced her retirement in January.

His prior experience includes business development, enrollment management at St. Norbert College and management within large companies, according to a press release from SMSA.

"We are very impressed with Kevin's experience and drive to move SMSA to further academic excellence," stated David Klumpyan, chair of the board of directors. "His deep appreciation for a comprehensive Catholic education experience drives his passion to generate advancement, managerial results and growth."

He is a Fond du Lac native, attended St. Joseph Grade School and is a graduate of St. Mary's Springs High School. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College and master of science in administration from the University of Notre Dame

"As the youngest of five children of Frank and Virginia Shaw to attend SMSA, I have a great appreciation for the storied history of the institution," Shaw said. "With my background of successful relationship-building and enduring caring for the life and prospering of SMSA, I feel I will make a strong and extended contribution to the continued growth of the Academy."

Shaw will focus on SMSA's four strategic goals: academic excellence, Catholic identity, financial stability, and faculty performance and development.