Hughes to retire in June

Ned Hughes, Photo from 2017 Spring Life Magazine

Mount Carmel

Ned Hughes, Photo from 2017 Spring Life Magazine

On the morning of November 11, 2020, Mount Carmel President Ned Hughes announced that he will stepping down at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

In the last four years, Hughes has been able to connect and reconnect alumni from every generation of Mount Carmel. He always wanted the alumni to be together and be recognized. Thanks to his leadership, Mount Carmel has been able to renovate classrooms, expand the STEM Program, robotics program and many other fine arts programs in the school. During his tenure, Mount Carmel’s also developed Barda-Dowling Stadium at Carey Field.

In his email to the Mount Carmel community, Hughes expressed his appreciation for the support he has received.

“I have been blessed to work with an outstanding faculty and staff who are passionately committed to the development of our young men, and I am deeply appreciative of our dedicated parents of their commitment to a Mount Carmel education.”

Hughes was a 1970 graduate of Mount Carmel, and after a 38 year career, retired from Motorola as the Corporate Vice President of finance.

Then, after joining the Mount Carmel Board of Directors, Hughes was chosen in 2016 to become Mount Carmel’s first lay president, succeeding Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz.

In his November 11 email, Hughes reflected on his decision to take on a leadership role at Mount Carmel.

“As rewarding as my career was in the corporate world, I have never felt a greater sense of personal pride or deeper satisfaction than in my role as president of Mount Carmel. To see our young men grow and succeed, and to have played a role in their journey is a great honor.”

The Carmelite Board of Members and Chairman of the Board of Directors will form a search committee in the coming weeks to select the next president of Mount Carmel High School.