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Aquinas Catholic Schools President to Leave for New Post in St. Louis

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)  The president of Aquinas Catholic Schools is leaving.  Kurt Nelson has accepted an offer to become the Superintendent of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Nelson says, "it's a great opportunity to work with Catholic school education on a larger scale."  According to a release from Aquinas Catholic Schools, "the Archdiocese of St. Louis is the seventh largest Catholic school system in the United States with more than 45,000 students in 121 elementary schools and 27 high schools."

Through that release, Nelson says, "Leaving Aquinas Catholic Schools and La Crosse is definitely bittersweet.  The next president will inherit a tremendous school system filled with, and supported by, amazing people who will always have a very special place in my heart."

Nelson says the opportunity in St. Louis will bring his family closer to extended family members.  Nelson and his wife received undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  They were married in St. Louis.  Nelson will assume his new role July 1.
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