St. John’s President Recognized as Distinguished Lasallian Educator
On Nov. 17, St. John’s President Jeffrey Mancabelli was honored as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator at the 45th annual Huether Lasallian Conference.
The Distinguished Lasallian Educators are selected by their ministries and recognized for their exceptional work in touching the hearts and minds of their students, often leaving a lasting impression that makes a difference in the world. Mancabelli was one of just six educators honored in 2018 from across the United States.
Mancabelli has served as assistant principal, principal and now president during his 20-year tenure at St. John’s College High School. He has been both the first non-Brother principal and president. Among his many achievements are a comprehensive strategic plan, the creation of the Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Leadership, a 48 percent increase in endowment, more than $35 million in capital improvements, significant Lasallian formation within the faculty and the creation of a robust campus ministry program benefitting all students. Jeff’s vision and leadership embody this year’s Huether theme of “Limitless Potential: Transforming Lasallian Communities.”
“So much of my experience at St. John’s has been around a community and a family, so to be recognized for something that I truly love was just a wonderful honor,” Mancabelli said. “It really feels like I just got to live a life of great community.”