Rev. Ronald Nuzzi to Lead New ACE Initiative
Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., senior director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), will lead a new ACE initiative focusing on Catholic schools and the New Evangelization beginning in August, 2013. This Catholic School Identity Renewal Initiative will help Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country to deepen their Catholic identity and to strengthen their faculty faith formation efforts.
Father Nuzzi's leadership of this initiative requires his departure from the directorship of the Remick Leadership Program, although he will continue to teach in the program. ACE will undertake a search for a new director of the program, which has become the largest of its kind, preparing tomorrow's knowledgeable, faith-filled leaders for Catholic schools.
The new initiative to take shape under Father Nuzzi's guidance will respond to Church leaders' growing focus on the vital role of Catholic schools in the New Evangelization. This effort to help schools make their identity more vibrant is a natural outgrowth of ACE's nearly 20 years of service to sustain, strengthen, and transform Catholic schools. More details will be forthcoming about ACE's work in this area.
Father Nuzzi, a priest of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, came to ACE in 2002 as the founding director of the principal formation initiative that later would be named the Remick Leadership Program. This graduate-level leadership preparation initiative has recently recruited its 12th class and has already prepared more than 200 master's-degree graduates to lead Catholic schools nationwide.