The President of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Robert Scott began his career at SJCI in 1971, and will have spent 48 years at the school at the time he retires.
Scott initially taught Religion at the school for 10 years, and was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs in 1981. In 2001 he was appointed Principal, and was the first non-Christian Brother to hold the position in the school's history. Three years later he was appointed President of SJCI.
Scott makes this announcement with 13 months left in his position. He says his central focus will be sustaining the Lasallian Mission of the school and partnering with alumni, supporters and benefactors to ensure the school is accessible to the next generations of young men.
"During my final year, there is great work to be done, and I have never been so optimistic about the future of St. Joe's," Scott said in a press release. "After all my years here, I have clearly learned there is nothing we can't accomplish working with our alumni, parents, and friends of St. Joe's — those who remain passionate, like me, in our mission to serve young people."