Two Catholic school administrators to retire at end of school year

By Megan Erbacher

The Message assistant editor

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, two Diocese of Evansville Catholic schools will say goodbye to two of their leaders.

Reitz Memorial High School President John Browning and Princeton’s St. Joseph Catholic School Principal Dan Gilbert will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

A 1972 Reitz Memorial graduate, Browning succeeded Brother Lawrence Murphy as the second president in the high school’s history. Browning spent five years as Memorial’s president.

Gilbert has spent the last 13 years serving as St. Joe’s principal and technology teacher at the prekindergarten- through fifth-grade school.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daryl Hagan thanked both men for their dedicated service to the diocese and the respective schools they helped lead.

Features on Browning and Gilbert appear on pages 10 and 11 of this issue.


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