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Terrence J. Kenneally Named President of Holy Name High School

Terrence (Terry) J. Kenneally, who for the past 18 years has been the Owner/President of Terrence J. Kenneally & Associates in Rocky River, OH, has been named as the President of Holy Name High School.

The announcement was made today by Margaret Lyons, Secretary for Catechetical Formation and Education and Superintendent for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Kenneally will report to Eugene Boyer, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools and Newman Campus Ministry.

“It is a privilege and joy, in the name of Bishop Richard G. Lennon, to welcome Terry to assist in the leadership of one of the Bishop’s own schools. Terry joins a long list of those whose love for Holy Name High School led to a key role for its ongoing success,” said Margaret Lyons.

Kenneally has been practicing law for 38 years. He is currently teaching a course in Irish studies at Holy Name. He also writes two articles for the Irish American News, and has written articles for various legal publications as well.

He is a 1967 graduate of Holy Name High School. Kenneally received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State University in 1973. He also obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron in 1978 and his master’s degree in Irish studies from John Carroll University in 2013.

Kenneally was inducted into the Holy Name Hall of Fame in 1979 and is a former member of its Advisory Board. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has also been recognized for six consecutive years as an Ohio Super Lawyer.

“I have been a Holy Namer since I attended the school,” said Kenneally. My wife and I, and my oldest three children, have all graduated from Holy Name and, hopefully, my two grandsons and two granddaughters will have the same experience.”

Kenneally has been married to his wife, Susan Cejka Kenneally ’67, for 48 years. They have four children, Terry Jr. ’86, Sean ’87, Erin ’89, and Brianne and four grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Valley City, where he also serves as a Lector.