CDH Names Teri McCloughan as Interim President

June 13, 2023

Dear CDH Community,

The Cretin-Derham Hall Board of Directors is pleased to name Teri McCloughan as Interim President of Cretin-Derham Hall.

McCloughan, an attorney and former CDH Board of Directors Chair, has been selected to lead the school over the next year as a national search is underway for a permanent president. She will assume the duties of the president upon the departure of outgoing President Frank Miley who is leaving the school to be a Co-CEO and Trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Christian Brothers approved the selection of McCloughan this past week with high confidence that she will effectively lead the school forward during this transition.

“In addition to Teri’s unparalleled executive skills and broad understanding of our school’s operations, she brings a deep love of this school and our community,” said Mike Dickson, current Board Chair. “We are thrilled to have her leadership during this transition.”

McCloughan is an attorney with Stapleton and McCloughan, PLLC. Over the past two decades, she has served the CDH community in many leadership roles, most notably, as Past Chair of the Board of Directors (2008-10) and Current Chair of the Advancement Committee. She was also the 2012 recipient of the Eugene and Mary Frey Community Award, for those individuals who reflect the mission and values of CDH.

She and her husband Kevin are proud parents of four CDH graduates and together, they chaired the Strong Foundation, Vibrant Future Campaign which was successfully concluded in 2022. Both have been active in the CAA (Catholic Athletic Association).

Her service to the broader community also includes serving as Board Chair for Risen Christ Catholic School, MINNDEPENDENT, and ProAct, Inc. She was a volunteer for the Ramsey County Guardian Ad Litem Program for 10 years and named 2019 Volunteer of the Year for her advocacy for the best interests of children in the court system.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Interim President of Cretin-Derham Hall while the Board of Directors conducts its search for the next President. I look forward to working with the leadership team, faculty and Board during this time of transition and to maintaining the commitment to excellence for our students and their families,” said McCloughan.

She continued, “With the charisms of our Sponsors as our guide, the commitment of our faculty and staff, and the strong financial foundation built through the tremendous generosity of our alumni and benefactors, the future of Cretin-Derham Hall is bright!

McCloughan will begin July 1. Under the CDH President/Principal model, McCloughan will work closely with Principal Mona Passman, as well as alongside Miley during the transition.

“Teri’s careful and thoughtful leadership will enable our dedicated CDH faculty and staff to continue to provide an excellent education for our students and to ensure that our school is a place for each one to be challenged and supported in their academic, personal, and spiritual growth,” noted Maria Reamer, Incoming Board Chair.

The search for the permanent President continues, with our search firm Carney Sandoe & Associates leading the process, along with the Board of Directors. We will keep the community updated as progress is made. Current plans are underway for a school visit in early fall as well as opportunities for the community to provide input. For future updates on the search for the permanent President, please check the Presidential Search 2023 page.

Join us in welcoming Teri McCloughan in her new role at CDH. Our school is in great hands. On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your support during this phase of the transition.

Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever!

Mike Dickson
Chair, Board of Directors

Maria Reamer
Incoming Chair, Board of Directors


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