Alumna Named as New President

Villa Joseph Marie High School is a Catholic college-preparatory school committed to helping young women discern who they are and grow into the disciples God calls them to be, as revealed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The legacy of our foundress, Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, and the Sisters of St. Casimir inspire the dedicated faculty and staff to provide a challenging environment and nurturing community which celebrates the dignity and uniqueness of each student and empowers young women through faith, education, and service, doing so in the spirit of “Always more, Always better, Always with love.”

 
Dear Members of the Villa Community,
 
Since February, we have been on a journey to find the most qualified individual to fill the role of President and to continue our mission. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Sisters of St. Casimir, I am pleased to announce that we have found that individual, an alumna, Ms. Jeanne M. Frawley ’94.
 
With over 20 years in education, Jeanne has built a reputation for strategically launching or resetting areas of interest for organizations. From starting nonprofits to working at top research universities, she is driven to impact institutions through empowerment of students, staff, and community partnership. An advocate for students and families, Jeanne has established programs that address affordability and student development in both private and public educational settings.
 
“I am honored and humbled to return in this capacity to my dear alma mater. Thank you to the Villa Community, especially the Sisters of St. Casimir, for having faith in my ability to lead us into the future,” said Jeanne. “The positive impact of women’s education is indisputable, and I look forward to supporting future students with the help of my alumnae sisters, our dedicated friends, and the Greater Bucks County Community.”
 
Since 2017, Jeanne has flourished as the Director of Business Development at Apogee, a firm focused on empowering university students through technology access. For the last year, she has also been the Co-Chair of Villa’s Advancement Committee. Jeanne currently lives in Yardley with her husband, Brian, and is a member of St. Ignatius Parish.
 
As President of Villa, effective July 25, Jeanne’s focus will be long term and will provide the financial stability to carry on Villa’s mission and the legacy of the Sisters of St. Casimir. She will also actively participate in student and alumnae activities, in addition to reaching out to our community. Doing so will increase our school spirit and faith in Christ to the highest levels as we enter our 90th Anniversary Year. With your help and prayers, Jeanne will do this through transparent, inclusive, and personal communication. She will be an outstanding role model of “Always more, always better, and always with love.”
 
Thank you to the entire Villa community for your patience and support during the Presidential search process. Please join us in welcoming and supporting Jeanne Marie Frawley ’94 as the fourth President of Villa Joseph Marie.
 
Mary K. Smithson
Chair, VJMHS Board of Directors
 
 

Our Presidential Search

Do you have more questions about Villa or our President or the search? Contact Erica Franzzo, Communications Manager, at efranzzo@vjmhs.org.