LRCSS Administration Office

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

Nichole (Nikki) Ackles- Director of Communications/Marketing

913-682-7801

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Mike Connelly -Director of Student Financial Support and Family Assistance

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August 1980-Present

Mike Connelly attended Old Cathedral Grade School (now Xavier) in Leavenworth and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1966. He attended Donnelly College, graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his master’s degree in building administration from Baker University. Mike is married to Glenda (Stark) Connelly ’79, and they have two children, Bill ’09 and Ailey ’11. Mike has coached football, wrestling, volleyball, girls and boys basketball, track, and golf at Immaculata. His teams have competed on the state level many times, winning four Kansas State Championships; most recently as the golf coach winning state in 2015 and 2016. Through the years, Mike has also served as President of LRCSS, Principal of Immaculata, teacher, substitute teacher and now development associate. Mike was inducted into the Immaculata Hall of Fame in 2014 and was the coach of the 1991 State Volleyball team inducted into the Immaculata Hall of Fame in 2016. 

 

Lindsey Erickson -Administration Assistant and Special Events Support (part-time) and Xavier Preschool Administrative Assistant

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August 2016-present

 

 

 

 

Barbara Fitzgerald -Director of Development/Fundraising and Alumni Relations

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May 2007-December 2012 and November 2015-Present

Barbara Hamilton Fitzgerald is a 4th generation native of Leavenworth.  She attended St. Joseph Grade School (now Xavier) and Immaculata High School, graduating in 1975. She studied business at the University of New Orleans and has begun work toward her MBA at Ottawa University. Fitzgerald also holds a degree in culinary arts from Penn Valley Metropolitan Community College.  She has an extensive background in fundraising in the Kansas City metropolitan area and serves on the Association of Fundraising Professional Board. She is married to Tom Fitzgerald, IHS ’67. Between them, they have 7 children. All but one graduated from Immaculata.  In addition, they have 14 grand grandchildren; four of them are school age and attend Xavier.

 

Lisa Forge -Director of Recruiting and Enrollment Management/Academic Adviser 

913-682-7300 

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August 2015-Present

Lisa Forge attended Xavier from first grade until eighth grade and graduated from Immaculata High School ‘01.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas in 2005, and her master’s in teaching and learning from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Lisa taught high school language arts for five years in Oklahoma and previously worked for Johnson County Community College.  She is married to Justin Forge, and they have three boys together; Ethan, a first grader at Xavier, Kason, a preschooler at Xavier, and Peyton who is two-years-old. 

 

Lisa Hancock -Director of Business Operations

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July 2011-Present

Lisa Hancock graduated from Leavenworth High School ’93 and went on to get an associate’s degree in accounting from Kansas City Community College. She worked in the banking industry locally for four years before moving on to Browing-Ferris Industries as a Customer Service Supervisor/Payroll & Benefits/ in administration in Ohio, Kansas City and Kentucky. After having children, she started back to work as a Real Estate agent with Reece & Nichols for seven years. She then took a job with Larkin Excavating as their Accounts Payable Manager before coming to work for the Leavenworth Catholic Schools. Lisa is married to Bobby Hancock who has been a coach for the schools and they have two children, Luke a 5th grader at Xavier and Joey, now a sophomore, attended Xavier Catholic School.

  

Denise Portice- Director of Volunteers (part-time)

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August 2016-Present