BELLFLOWER – The Salesians of Don Bosco have appointed Dennis Mulhaupt, as president of the 76-year-old all-boys, Catholic college preparatory high school.
Mulhaupt succeeds Paul Escala, who served in that position since 2010, and will assume the role immediately in preparation for the upcoming academic year.
“We are delighted to have Dennis join the St. John Bosco High School family as our new President,” commented Father Nick Reina, Director, St. John Bosco High School. “Dennis is a strategic, engaged and innovative leader and with his breadth of experience, provides for us perspective, vision and direction that is fresh and relevant. I look forward to working with Dennis as he sets out to prioritize strategic initiatives that ensure the continued growth of our mission as an institution that is faith-based and aimed at the sacred duty of educating young people.”
Mulhaupt joins St. John Bosco High School after an extensive career in non-profit consulting and higher education administration, most recently as the founder and managing director of Commonwealth Partners, Inc., a Los Angeles firm providing a wide range of advisory services relating to philanthropy and non-profit management to clients throughout North America.
Before founding Commonwealth Partners, he served as Executive Vice President at KCET in Los Angeles, the West Coast flagship public broadcaster. His roles in higher education administration have included positions as Vice President at Claremont McKenna College; associate Vice President at Stanford University; and Senior Associate Dean in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California, where he also taught undergraduate courses in international relations.
Mulhaupt has been nominated by two Presidents of the United States and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees all international broadcasting and media operations of the United States Government - such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Middle East Broadcasting and Radio Free Asia.
At the BBG, he also served as alternate presiding governor. He chaired the BBG’s Governance Committee and served as chairman of the board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, one of the largest independent news organizations in the world.
“I am honored to join the St. John Bosco community as we continue a more than 75 year legacy of preparing outstanding young men for lives as productive citizens,” says Mulhaupt. “The school’s long and distinguished history of excellence across the board - academic, spiritual, athletic and service - reflects the unwavering dedication and commitment of the Salesians of Don Bosco, supported by a strong fellowship of faculty, staff, parents and alumni. I look forward to working together to build an even more promising future.”