Meet the Staff - Richard J. Burke
Richard J. Burke is President and Senior Executive Consultant for Catholic School Management, Inc. The firm has provided direct consultative guidance, publications and training programs for parochial, private, and diocesan Catholic elementary and secondary schools and parishes since 1973. Consulting services, training, and publications are provided in the areas of ownership/governance, administration, administrative searches, curriculum, marketing, guidance and counseling services, athletic program administration, technology integration, finances, and institutional development. Richard has thirty-nine years of experience as a consultant, providing workshops, seminars and direct consulting services to schools, parishes, religious communities, dioceses, and school boards. The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) formally endorsed Richard as the NCEA Financial Planning Consultant for Catholic schools and parishes in 1978. He held that position until 1987.
Mr. Burke has served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Graduate School of Education at Boston College, teaching, "Budget and Financial Planning in Private Schools" in the Catholic School Leadership Program. He has also taught at Thomas More College in Covington, Kentucky, and has served as both a lecturer and instructor for the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL) at the University of San Francisco.
Since 1979, Mr. Burke has written and published the bimonthly CATHOLIC SCHOOL MANAGEMENT LETTER and CATHOLIC SCHOOL MANAGEMENT - ON BOARDS. The firm has also published books on:
From 1973 through 1986, Mr. Burke also served as Business Planning Coordinator for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, designing the schools' development programs and upgrading business procedures. During 1973-74, he also served as a consultant to the Archbishop's Study Committee on Parish Councils, assisting in drafting revised guidelines for parish councils in the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1974. Mr. Burke's board experience includes:
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Richard attended New Haven public elementary schools and Notre Dame High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and Finance from the University of Bridgeport where he has also done graduate work. Mr. Burke holds memberships in the National Catholic Educational Association, as well as the National Association of Business Economists and the Hartford Association of Business Economists.