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Isabel Rubio Named New President
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School

Isabel Rubio has been named President of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School effective August 15, 2022. “Isabel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School,” said Dan Sansone, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Now more than ever it is critical we provide our scholars with the tools they need to succeed when they graduate. Isabel’s focus on curriculum development and performance will ensure each student reaches their full potential.”

Ms. Rubio comes to Holy Family with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  She founded the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama where she served as its Executive Director  and Chief Executive Officer for over 20 years.  She holds degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Southern Mississippi.  She was named “CEO of the Year” in 2020 by the Birmingham Business Journal, received the NAACP Trailblazer Award in 2019, the SCLS Halo Civic Rights Award in 2018, the Best in Minority Business Awards Leader and the Martin Luther King Realizing the Dream “Call to Consciousness” Awardin 2017.

“Holy Family’s mission resonates with me,” said Ms. Rubio. “I am truly committed to improving the lives of those we serve through education and opportunity and by doing so, strengthening the community in which we all live. I am excited and truly grateful to have this opportunity to partner with the students, faculty and staff to ensure all succeed academically and as part of the community.”

Located in the Titusville community of Birmingham, Alabama, Holy Family Cristo Rey (HFCR) is an independent, Catholic school committed to providing students with a college preparatory education and real-world work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).

HFCR is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, comprised of 38 Catholic, college- and career-preparatory schools that today serve 12,441 students across 24 states and collectively claim 23,100 graduates. The Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to inner-city education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives.