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St. Petersburg Catholic announces 'shared leadership' team

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Catholic High this week announced a "shared leadership" arrangement under which a newly appointed president and the existing principal will oversee separate aspects of the school's operations.

Daniel Zepp, the school's director of advancement for the last three years, will become president on July 1 and will serve the "institutional mission of the school," according to a news release, "with emphasis on stakeholder and alumni engagement, community partnerships, facility management, strategic and campus planning, enrollment and financial modeling."

Ross Bubolz, who became principal in 2017, will continue in that role and oversee the areas of "educational mission of the school with emphasis on student learning and achievement, student formation, experiential learning, campus ministry, guidance and college placement," the release said. The change, it said, will "more intently advance the mission of the school."

The announcement comes amid other developments at St. Petersburg Catholic, which recently completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its two main buildings. In January, it also received a $1 million donation from alumnus Paul Reilly and his wife, Rose, the largest gift in the school's history. Reilly is chairman and chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial.

In addition, plans are underway to redesign the school's media center and to complete the rollout of a new International Baccalaureate program.