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Brother Ben Consigli appointed as Provincial

04/12/2009: United States

Brother Superior General and his Council have appointed Brother Ben Consigli as Provincial of the Province of the USA for a period of three years, beginning from 12 November 2009. At the recently concluded Provincial Chapter, the delegates elected the following Brothers to serve as members of the Provincial Council: Brothers Roy George (Vice Provincial), Hank Hammer, Kevin Handibode, Ken Hogan, Sean Sammon, and Steve Schlitte. Brother Emili Turú, Superior General, was also in attendance for the Province’s third Provincial Chapter.

Born on November 25, 1962, in Elmhurst, New York, USA, Ben belongs to the Province of the United States of America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Humanities from Queens College of the City University of New York, a Master of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from Saint John’s University in New York.

BrotherDuring his postulancy (1984-87), Ben taught English and History at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York. After professing first vows in 1989, Ben taught Humanities and American History at Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey. In 1991, he returned to teaching Global Studies and American History at Archbishop Molloy High School. After professing his perpetual vows in 1995, Ben began his tenure as a high school administrator, serving as an Assistant Principal for Academics at Archbishop Molloy High School. In 2000, Ben was appointed Principal of Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas, but left that position when he was elected Vice Provincial of the Esopus Province in 2001.

Ben has served as a Provincial Councilor for the former Esopus Province from 1998-2001, and for the American Province from 2003 to the present. He has also served as a member of the Province Finance Team since 2001. With the restructuring of the two American Provinces in 2003, Ben was elected as an Assistant Provincial whose areas of responsibility focused on the Province’s school ministries and school board formation. In 2005, Ben was appointed as Director of Marist Education, a position he presently holds.

In 2005, Ben was appointed as Director of Marist Education, and in 2009 he was appointed the 2nd Provincial of the Province, succeeding Brother John Klein.

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