Jan Rhorer Breen has been named the next president of St. Joseph’s Academy.

She will take over when President Sister Adele Lambert retires at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, according to a school announcement sent out Monday.

A 1969 graduate of the Academy, Breen is the director of communications at Catholic High School, a position she has held for 27 years. The marketing, recruitment and public relations program she developed at Catholic is a model for schools around the country.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to serve St. Joseph’s Academy," Breen said in the announcement.

Sr. Adele became the first president in the Academy’s history in 2004, when the school moved to the president-principal model of administration.

Linda Fryoux Harvison, who became the school’s first lay principal in 2004, will continue as principal. She said she looks forward to a collaborative working relationship with Breen.