MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (September 4, 2013) – Mounds Park Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bill Hudson as the independent school’s new director of institutional advancement.

No stranger to the Minneapolis-St. Paul school market, Hudson has served schools in the region for the better part of the past twenty years, including six years at MPA’s neighbor, Hill-Murray School, as dean of students and later as assistant principal. More recently and most notably, in 2003 Hudson was named vice-president for mission and chief operating officer of Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, and was promoted to the role of president and chief executive officer in 2011. He resigned from that position in July.

Hudson brings to MPA a truly impressive list of strategic accomplishments, first as COO, and later, CEO, at Totino-Grace, including major advancements in the areas of communications, marketing, admissions, and development.

Hudson holds an undergraduate degree in education from Central Michigan University and earned his doctorate in educational leadership from University of St. Thomas.

Of his new appointment at MPA, Hudson said, “I am honored by this opportunity to join the Mounds Park Academy community. For many years I have been aware of the excellent reputation of MPA and have long admired the educational mission of the school. I feel fortunate to join the leadership team and am inspired by the vision and leadership of Dr. Suzik, head of school, and I look forward to becoming fully immersed in the MPA family in the coming months.”

Hudson will begin his appointment the week of September 16, and is the second significant administrative hire that Suzik has made since his arrival at the school in July of this year. In August, Suzik named former MPA faculty member and alumna Erica Brewinski, assistant principal at Cretin-Derham Hall, as Mounds Park Academy’s new middle school director.

Of Hudson and Brewinski, Suzik said, “Both Bill and Erica bring an impressive array of experiences to their new work at Mounds Park Academy, and each believes fervently in the school’s mission to educate students who ‘think independently, communicate effectively and act with respect and integrity in a diverse community that models intellectual ambition, global responsibility and the joy of learning.’ I am ecstatic to have them as colleagues and know that, like me, they are deeply devoted to serving MPA students and their families exceptionally well.”

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