Fr. Dennis Hartigan, President - 2004-2013: Fr. Hartigan came to CCHS from Lima Central Catholic High School, where he served as pastor and president for six years.
grew up in Kearny, New Jersey and attended the public schools there.
went into the seminary in New Jersey, graduated from a college in 1974 and was sent to the Dominican Republic to teach for two years.
came back to the United States, he
studied at Josephenum College
and then finished his
theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary
was ordained at Rosary Cathedral
In May 2004, he
PhD in education from the University of Dayton.
to me has always been considered the flagship of the Toledo Diocesan schools, so in my mind it was always a school that had a great reputation," Fr. Hartigan
"It has to be, without a doubt, the best Catholic school in Toledo.
My hope is to continue on with the proud tradition that's here.
The thing that really strikes me is the dedication of the whole staff.
Everybody I talk to is just so willing to pitch in." During Fr. Hartigan's
tenure the Fighting Irish football team won the 2005 Division II State Championship.
was instrumental in securing a donation from Charles Gallagher '56 and Diane (Bertling) Gallagher '58 toward completion of the Gallagher Athletic Complex.
Fr. Hartigan was also involved in the introduction of One Connected Community, a program designed to provide each incoming freshman student with a laptop computer.