Cristo Rey Tampa Announces New President Scott Morreale

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Fr. Timothy Zak, SDB, Provincial Superior, Salesians of Don Bosco, Province of St. Philip the Apostle, and the Board of Members, announced that Scott Morreale has been appointed to the position of President of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School effective August 19, 2019.

“Scott brings professional qualifications and personal skills that he is ready to put at the service of the Salesian mission of Cristo Rey Tampa, that of educating and evangelizing young people.  He shared how he sees this opportunity to be president as part of his search for his personal mission in life, and his openness to God’s plan for him. The Salesians of Don Bosco are looking forward to starting this new academic year with the school’s first graduating class, full of energy and excitement, now under the direction of a new, high-energy and enthusiastic president,” said Fr. Zak, SDB.

“Over the last few months, we have reviewed resumes and interviewed numerous candidates searching for the right person to lead Cristo Rey Tampa. The Salesians of Don Bosco Board of Members, Cristo Rey Tampa Board of Directors, and the Cristo Rey Network believe Scott Morreale is that person with his unique combination of business, education, and community service experience”, said William “Bill” J. Garrett, Interim President of Cristo Rey Tampa.

“It is an honor, and the opportunity of a lifetime, to serve as President of Cristo Rey Tampa High School. I am grateful to the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Cristo Rey Tampa Board of Directors, and the Cristo Rey Network, for their confidence in me. This is a very exciting academic year in the history of Cristo Rey Tampa. My team and I will be working very hard, on behalf of our students and their families, to make it something we can all be proud of”, said Scott Morreale, New President of Cristo Rey Tampa.

Morreale has over 26 years of professional experience in business development and management and holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Leo University, where he worked for five years as the National Director of Sales & Business Development. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education/Management from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.

His professional experience includes 17 years at The Finish Line, Inc. as National Director of Personnel & Business Development, and most recently, 4 years as Executive Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Fusion Logistics in Tampa.

Morreale is a member of Leadership Tampa Bay class of 2012, was President of the Tampa River Lights Festival, State of Florida Workforce Job Board of Directors, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Board of Directors, and national advisory board member for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

On August 15, 2016, Cristo Rey Tampa opened its doors to provide a Catholic, college-preparatory education to families with limited educational options. This year, these students will be the school’s first graduating class.

Salesians of Don Bosco
The Salesians of Don Bosco is the religious sponsor for Cristo Rey Tampa. The second-largest Catholic religious order in the world, Salesians are serving youth in the spirit of its founder – St. John Bosco in different initiatives: schools, oratories, youth centers, technical and professional training centers, parishes, foreign missions, and activities in the realm of mass media and social communications. The Salesians began serving the Tampa community in 1928 at Mary Help of Christians Center. Click here for more information.

About Cristo Rey Tampa
Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide low- and moderate-income families with a Catholic, college-preparatory education and real-world work experience through its Corporate Work Study Program. Cristo Rey Tampa is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, the first in Florida. Click here for more information.

About the Corporate Work Study Program
The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed as an innovative economic model that enables students to receive a private, college preparatory education while gaining invaluable real-world work experience from leading corporations and non-profit organizations. Students earn a portion of their education by participating in the CWSP. Click here for more information.

About Cristo Rey Network®
The Cristo Rey Network® is the largest network of high schools in the country serving low- to moderate-income students with more than 12,000 students in 37 schools in 24 states plus the District of Columbia. Its proven formula has 100% of network graduates accepted into college, andthey complete college more than three times the rate of students from the same socioeconomic background. Click here for more information.