At its meeting on June 30, the Board of Directors of St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland approved the creation of two new vice-president positions at the school and appointed two Augustinian priests to fill them.
Acting upon the nomination of school President Father Paul Galetto, the board confirmed Father Francis Horn as vice-president for financial affairs, and Father Augustine Esposito as vice-president for development and alumni relations.
“With the current growth of the school,” said Father Galetto, “it has become advisable to establish a greater degree of coordination and oversight in the areas of finance and development. We are fortunate to have two very qualified Augustinians with expertise and experience in these vital fields.”
Father Horn, who has been headmaster of the Prep for the past six years, will remain in that position, in addition to overseeing the finances of the school. Previously, he served as principal of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pa.; as Treasurer of the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, which operates the Prep; and as assistant professor of canon law at the Washington Theological Union. He served for many years on the finance, budget, and investment committees of the Province, and he has been the community treasurer for Augustinian College and St. Augustine Monastery.
Father Esposito joins the Prep community after having served for eight years as President of Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High Schools in Pennsylvania. During that period he was instrumental in increasing alumni involvement in the school and in leading major campaigns to support capital and tuition assistance needs.
Father Esposito served for 10 years on the pastoral and spiritual formation team at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He holds a doctorate in Spanish literature and has taught at Villanova University. Most recently, he was the director of mission effectiveness at Malvern Preparatory School in Pennsylvania.