Head of school named for Bishop Eustace

Head of school named for Bishop Eustace

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, announces the appointment of Angelo Milicia ’95 as the new Head of School effective July 1. Milicia will succeed Brother James Beamesderfer, S.A.C., when his term as Headmaster ends on June 30.

Milicia will be the first lay Head of School and will oversee the implementation of a new strategic plan essential for the long-term future success of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. He will work closely with the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Brother Jim will remain at Bishop Eustace as Pallottine Mission Integration Coordinator and will oversee the Catholic identity and Pallottine mission of Bishop Eustace.

“I am so happy to see Mr. Milicia become our first lay Head of School. Saint Vincent Pallotti’s charism, which envisioned religious and lay working together for the betterment of the church, is now one step further in reality,” said Brother Jim.

As part of an administrative reorganization, Philip Gianfortune’s title will change from academic dean to Headmaster effective July 1, to reflect his role in supervising the day-to-day operations of the school and its academic curriculum.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity that the Pallottines have entrusted to me,” said Milicia. “As a proud alumnus, I am well aware of the success of Bishop Eustace, which is a testament to our outstanding administration, faculty, staff and students. It is truly an honor to be asked to guide an institution that is so near and dear to my heart.”

Milicia has been the director of Institutional Advancement at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School since 2014. From 2000 to 2014, Milicia was a member of the Science Department of Bishop Eustace Prep. During his time at Eustace, Milicia has also previously served ast ransportation coordinator, co-director of summer programs, assistant coach of the ice hockey team and one of the internal coordinators for two Middle States Accreditations.

A member of the Bishop Eustace Class of 1995, Milicia received his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in 1999 and earned his masters degree also from Villanova in 2007.


While the Director of Institutional Advancement, he has attended various seminars offered by the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education and worked closely with Partners in Mission to evaluate best practices to advance the mission of Bishop Eustace. He and his wife, Bobbiann, have three children.


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