Boys & Girls Club lands veteran school administrator as new CEO

Sharon Redmond, formerly a top official with Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, was recently named as the new chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. The $6.9 million, 30,000-square-foot youth club in Olde West Chester is one of the premier youth facilities in southwest Ohio. (Provided Photo\Journal-News)
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Sharon Redmond, formerly a top official with Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, was recently named as the new chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. The $6.9 million, 30,000-square-foot youth club in Olde West Chester is one of the premier youth facilities in southwest Ohio. (Provided Photo\Journal-News)

Career educator set to take on role for Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.

A new leader is stepping to the forefront for one of the region’s premier Boys & Girls clubs.

Sharon Redmond, formerly president of Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, was recently named as the new chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.

“I believe in the (club’s) mission and I was impressed with the young members I met when I toured the facility,” said Redmond, a career educator whose work includes supervisory positions with five other private and public high schools.

She has also taught, coached and served as a school athletic director, an assistant principal and a principal.

It was more than the strikingly visual of the $6.9 million, 30,000-square-foot youth club, which opened in 2018, that attracted Redmond to her new job but rather the spirited dedication exhibited by those working inside the building.

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“I also had the opportunity to meet with some members of the leadership team and I was very impressed with their dedication, professionalism, and passion for the mission.”

Redmond will take over the CEO role held by Patti Alderson, who has assumed the new title of founder and director of resource development for the club.

Alderson worked with Redmond at Ursuline Academy for five years and said she is “thrilled and grateful that we have such an amazing executive joining the team.”

The club is located in Olde West Chester – in West Chester Twp. - but also serves youth in the adjacent Liberty Twp.

It came about through a long-term leasing agreement with Lakota Schools for the former school campus at 8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, was years in the making and continues to fundraise from local businesses and individuals as well as pursuing state and federal grant money.

Most of the club’s members – about 90% – are Lakota School students as the district has provided busing for many students to the club after school.

The facility caters and encourages both the athletic and intellectual growth of its members with after-school homework clubs, academic programs including a model rocket club for budding scientists.

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Redmond said “I am looking forward to working with the leadership team as we continue to advance the mission that is so very dear to their minds and hearts and meeting and working with members of the West Chester/Liberty community.”

For more information go to the club’s website.

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