Reilly to be installed as new Head of School at Malvern Prep

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Rev. Donald F. Reilly

MALVERN – On Monday, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., D. Min. will be officially installed as the 14th Head of School for Malvern Preparatory School. Father Reilly succeeds Christian Talbot, who resigned at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Father Reilly previously served as president and CEO of Saint Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, N.J., and was previously the Augustinian Prior Provincial of the Saint Thomas of Villanova Province. 

“Malvern launched a highly consultative search process that identified the ideal qualities and experience of our next head of school, and Father Reilly possesses every one of the personal, leadership and academic qualities identified. He also knows Malvern well as a longtime board member,” said Malvern Prep Board Chair Steve Cloetingh.

Father Reilly served as president and CEO of Saint Augustine Preparatory School, a brother Augustinian school, since 2011. At Saint Augustine Prep, Father Reilly led a transformation in all areas of the school.  He raised its academic rigor with a focus on student-centered education through a new Concentrations program, increased board and student diversity by 25 and 18 percent respectively, launched a new campus master plan including the construction of a new athletic center and invested in innovative faculty professional development programs an active board member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
Prior to his appointment to Saint Augustine, he was the Prior Provincial of the Saint Thomas of Villanova Province from 2002-2010 where he oversaw the ministries of 220 Augustinian Friars. From 1995-2002, he was the founder and executive director of the AIDS support organization, Siloam. He has also served as a pastor, high school teacher, Augustinian personnel director and campus minister.
Father Reilly graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and holds an undergraduate degree from Villanova University, a graduate degree from Washington Theological Union and a doctorate in ministry (counseling) from New York Theological Seminary.

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