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Adria Renke
Brophy Preparatory Names New President

Brophy College Preparatory announced that after an 8-month, nationwide search, its Board of Trustees has named Adria Renke as its 11th president since the founding of the school in 1928. Renke has been the Phoenix school’s acting president since Father Edward Reese, SJ, stepped down in May 2016.

“The Board of Trustees is thrilled with our selection of Adria as Brophy’s new president. Adria understands and values Jesuit Catholic education,” said John Strittmatter, chairman of the Brophy Board of Trustees. “She has a proven track record of 19 successful years in leadership at Brophy. She is ready to hit the ground running as our new president.”

With her longtime commitment to Jesuit education, Renke, who has served as Brophy’s vice president for the past 19 years, has been instrumental in helping Brophy achieve its goals in the areas of technology, the arts, math and science, athletics, social justice, and educating young men in the Jesuit tradition. She believes in the Jesuit mission at Brophy that shows young men the direct presence of God in all they do.  

“To be chosen to serve as president of Brophy College Preparatory is nothing short of a gift from God – a grace,” Renke said. “To walk with Brophy’s young men as unique individuals while figuring out exactly what God had in mind for them when He created them is a privilege and a call to which I pledge to devote all my talents, energy. and love.”

In addition to her responsibilities at Brophy, Renke is currently a board member of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University and a past board member of the National Jesuit Secondary Education Association. In 2015 she was named a Who’s Who in Business awardee by both the Phoenix Business Journal and Arizona Republic. In 2016 she received the “Mother of Year” award from Valle del Sol.  





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