Alumnus Andy Farfsing Named Principal/CEO
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Andrew Farfsing has been appointed Principal/CEO of Purcell Marian High School, effective July 1, 2017, by Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, following a national search and the involvement of a Principal Search Committee.
Farfsing is a 1995 graduate of Purcell Marian, and a lifelong Catholic educator who is the former principal of DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, where he was the first principal and has served since 2010. Mr. Farfsing has served as a teacher, coach and student activities director at Cincinnati’s La Salle High School, where he was recognized for his teaching and leadership excellence. Mr. Farfsing earned both his bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from Xavier University.
“It is an honor of a lifetime to have been appointed Principal/CEO of Purcell Marian High School,” says Farfsing. “As a graduate of Purcell Marian, I can distinctly remember the power of this faith based community, rooted in Gospel values, and driven by a spirit that compels everyone to be outstanding among all. Purcell Marian instilled in me a unique Catholic identity which has led to a nearly 17-year career in Catholic education.”
Purcell Marian High School is a Catholic co-ed, comprehensive secondary school of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati counts as members almost 500,000 Catholics, with the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 112 Catholic elementary and secondary schools.