Bay Village resident named a VP at Magnificat High School

Director of Alumnae, Director of Events and most recently, Senior Director of Student Life and Parent Engagement, are a few of the titles Mrs. Julie Sims Gibbons has held at Magnificat High School during her 18-year tenure. The 1980 Magnificat alumna is now the school’s first Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Her new role encompasses admissions, alumnae relations and marketing, as well as stewarding of the annual institutional development plan in conjunction with the school's strategic plan.

“In my 18 years at Magnificat, all of my different roles related to fundraising and relationship-building responsibilities, and I now look forward to returning to the Advancement Department and its outreach to all our constituents. I am excited to continue to work with our current parents, our past parents, our alumnae and all friends of the Magnificat Community,” says Mrs. Gibbons.

Mrs. Gibbons is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in New York, holding a B.S. in education. She has also taken graduate classes at Cleveland State University. Before coming to Magnificat, she taught at both St. Raphael and St. Mel parishes, and worked in training at American Greetings.

“An alumna and the mother of two alumnae, Julie has served in a variety of roles at Magnificat in her almost two decades of service. These positions have been related to students, alumnae, parents and friends of the Magnificat Community, as well as roles in fundraising, event planning and Night-in-Blue coordination – our largest, all-school fundraiser. Throughout all, Julie has manifested a deep commitment to Magnificat and its Mission,” says Sister Helen Jean Novy, H.M., Interim President of Magnificat High School.

“In her new role, she will join the Leadership Team, and we look forward to contributions inspired by her vision and creativity, as well as her exceptional organization and management skills – all motivated by her care for our students and enthusiastic dedication to Magnificat’s future,” adds Sister.

A Bay Village resident, Mrs. Gibbons is a member of St. Raphael Parish and is involved with the Alzheimer’s Association. She has been married to her husband, Terry, for 28 years and they have three children, Kevin, Meegan ’08 and Kali ’09.

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