August 28, 2013
Dear Members of the Prep Community,
I write this after having completed my first full week on the job as president of Prep. I am very grateful for the warm welcome I have received as I begin my tenure.
Saint Peter’s Prep is in a very strong and healthy position these days, thanks to the tremendous efforts of Bob Reiser, S. J., Jim DeAngelo’85 and all of the faculty and staff. My first introduction to Prep was as a trustee in the nineties, and it was then that I first learned of the tremendous sense of tradition and pride which permeated the school then – and continues on vibrantly today!
These days are filled with opening-of-school meetings and conversations with the faculty and staff to learn the story of Prep’s impact on the lives of so many people. The tradition is very rich, and I look forward to hearing your part of the story of Prep in the days and weeks ahead through various reunions and Prep gatherings.
As the new school year begins, I pray for God’s continued blessing on you and all of the members of the greater Saint Peter’s community.
Rev. Kenneth Boller, S.J.
Father Boller assumed the presidency of Saint Peter's Prep during the summer of 2013, becoming Prep's 27th president. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1964, and has committed most of his five decades as a Jesuit to the mission of education, mainly at the secondary level.
Fr. Boller's taught mathematics at Xavier High School in Manhattan from 1969-72, and served as dean of co-curricular activities from 1975-78. From 1979-1986 he served as principal of Canisius High School in Buffalo, then returned to Xavier in 1986, serving as headmaster and then president until 1997. After seven years as pastor of Saint Aloysius Church in Harlem, with a focus on the growth and development of the parish’s school, Fr. Boller was appointed president of Fordham Prep in 2004.