January 10, 2006

St. Paul's in New Hampshire Names Matthews as Rector (Update1)


Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- St. Paul's School, a private boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, that has struggled with allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct, named William R. Matthews Jr. as the new rector, effective immediately.

Matthews, 62, has been interim rector since predecessor Bishop Craig Anderson left St. Paul's at the end of the academic year in June, according to statements posted on the school's Web site. He is a 1961 graduate of the school, which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

Matthews previously served as St. Paul's director of development, director of admissions and vice rector for students. He is taking over a school that agreed to annual financial oversight from the New Hampshire Attorney General's office in 2004, and which had to apologize for allegations of sexual abuse during the 1970s.

Posted by kshaw at January 10, 2006 04:08 PM