Mr. McConnell is the head of the school’s leadership team and represents Cristo Rey to the Philadelphia community. He retired as a partner at the management consulting firm Deloitte in order to lead the founding of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. He has served as Chairman of the Board at St. Joseph's Prep and is an active parishioner at St. Katherine of Siena in Wayne, PA. Mr. McConnell is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep (1970) and Georgetown University (B.S. B.A., 1974). He earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1982. A Philadelphia native and father of four, he lives with his wife, Gwen, in St. David's, PA.
A good education can open the door to a better world. That’s the thinking behind Cristo Rey Philadelphia, college preparatory school for students who otherwise cannot afford a private education. Founder and President John McConnell will tell listeners how Cristo Rey Philadelphia is changing lives for young people in need and preparing them for college and beyond.