Hayden Catholic High School announced on Tuesday that Shelly Buhler has been appointed as president of the school.
Buhler was recommended by the Hayden Board of Trustees and appointed by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, according to a release.
Buhler has served in public office for 18 years, as Mayor of Rossville and then as Shawnee County Commissioner.
She will not seek reelection this fall.
She’s a graduate of Benedictine College with a B.A. in Community Services, and earned a certificate in the Certified Public Manager Program from the University of Kansas.
Buhler says she’s ready to apply her experience and passion for community service in a new direction.
“I have always lived a life of service for others,” she said. “At Hayden, I want to work to instill the values of the Catholic faith, prepare students with an exceptional academic foundation and build on the strong Hayden tradition.”
The school said she will begin a transition into the new role on April 1 and take over the president’s position on July 1.
Buhler replaces current president, Matthew Schambari, who will leave at the end of the academic year to return to his home town of Reno. Nevada to lead Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.