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Archdiocese gets new superintendent

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is getting a new Director of Educational Services and Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Jim Rigg is currently the Diocesan Director of Curriculum for the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs and principal of Divine Redeemer School in Colorado Springs. He will begin his new position in Cincinnati effective July 1.

The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, archbishop of Cincinnati, made the appointment upon the recommendation of a search committee following a nationwide search. 

Rigg succeeds Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., who was appointed assistant provincial of the United States Province of the Society of Mary, and interim replacement Patricia Armstrong.

"I have immensely enjoyed my career so far in Catholic education," Rigg said. "I greet each day with joy and gratitude that God has placed me in a Catholic school system. I am a staunch believer in the unparalleled value of a Catholic education, and how Catholic schools can fulfill the mission of our Church to spread the teachings of Christ. I have already been impressed by the quality of the schools within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I look forward to joining such a vibrant and Christ-centered community!"

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the eighth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 218 parishes and 115 Catholic primary and secondary schools. 

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