November 10, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As many of you know, following the retirement announcement last year of Tim Brosnan as President of Archbishop Mitty High School, we established a President Search Committee early in 2020 to conduct an independent nationwide search for the next President of the school, as our only Diocesan Catholic High School.
The Search Committee comprised key representatives from the Diocese, the Mitty Board of Regents, faculty & staff, and school parents. The Committee also engaged Carney, Sandoe & Associates (the premier Catholic schools search firm in the United States) to lead the nationwide search process.
Over the last nine months, the Search Committee has conducted nationwide outreach, reviewed the dossiers of almost 30 qualified candidates, conducted Zoom interviews with a significant portion of those, and brought the finalist candidates to the school in late October to meet the Mitty community, Jennifer Beltramo, our Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and myself.
Therefore, with the Search Committee’s unanimous recommendation and my full blessing and support, I announce that Ms. Latanya Nailah Hilton is to be appointed as President of Archbishop Mitty High School, effective July 1, 2021.
Ms. Hilton has 20+ years of experience with Archbishop Mitty as a student-athlete, performer, Administrator, and engaged alumnus. She is a recognized leader in education and social justice advocacy with a passion for Catholic education and its power to develop leaders who will impact the world for good. She brings a wealth of experience, energy, and commitment to collaboration to this position. She has received numerous awards for her service. Her full profile is included in the attached press release.
I want to thank Johnny Gilmore, President of Mitty Board of Regents and Search Chair, as well as the entire Search Committee for their time, dedication, and thoughtful insight over the last seven months of this search process. I would also like to thank Kate Caputo for serving as the interim President while retaining her position as Principal during what has been and continues to be an extraordinary year.
I offer my prayers and the full support of the Diocese as we continue our strong and collaborative relationship with the Archbishop Mitty community. Please join me in welcoming Latanya Nailah Hilton to our Diocese and our community.
Most Rev. Oscar Cantu
Bishop of San Jose
Read the Press Release and link to https://www.dsj.org/new-president-announced-for-archbishop-mitty-high-school-in-san-jose/