METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School has announced that John G. Nolan, Jr. will fill the role as president of the all boys Catholic high school following the departure of Justin Fleetwood this summer.

In a letter to the Saint Joseph Community, John Langdon, Chairman, Board of Directors, wrote:

At this time, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors, after a thorough and exhaustive search process has identified the candidate that will lead Saint Joseph as President. I would like to introduce John G. Nolan, Jr., as the new President of Saint Joseph. John has over 35 years of professional business and fundraising experience and has raised in excess of $350 million dollars for a variety of non-profit organizations including Catholic Extension, Chicago, Illinois, the ALS Association, JFK Health System and the Archdiocese of New York.

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John Nolan is no stranger to Saint Joe’s. His son, John ‘09, is an alumnus. Nolan is a longtime resident of Edison with his wife, Kathy, and his two daughters, Katie and Kirsten. 

"The Nolan’s love of Saint Joe's, coupled with John’s deep ties to the community, local parishes, and the Diocese of Metuchen gives him a unique understanding and familiarity of area grammar schools that help feed the Saint Joseph student population," Langdon wrote, also citing Nolan's fundraising skills.

Nolan has served many professional affiliations such as:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Past Officer
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Past Cabinet Member
  • Church of St. Helena, Edison, NJ, Trustee
  • Diocesan Catholic Schools Commission, Diocese of Metuchen, Board Member
  • Flame of Charity Foundation, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, Past President
  • Hospital Fund Raising Executives of New Jersey, Past Board Member, Charter President

"Please join me in welcoming John and his family back to the Falcon Flock. We are very excited to have him as the leader of our excellent team," Langdon wrote. He also thanked Brother Ronald Talbot, S.C., who served as interim president" during what may have been one of the most difficult times our school has ever faced." His leadership, experience, dedication, and commitment to service have served all of us well during the last several months. 

Saint Joseph High School is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres in Metuchen, NJ. The mission of Saint Joseph High School is to cultivate a desire for life-long learning, nurture the integration of faith and academic inquiry, and instill values of integrity and compassion in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The school draws students from a wide geographic area encompassing over 40 school districts and over 75 grammar schools in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as outlying areas. To learn more, call (732) 549-7600, email admissions@stjoes.org, or visit www.stjoes.org.