Brother Richard Kestler, a former principal and president of West Catholic High School, will become its president again, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Brothers of the Christian Schools announced Friday.
Kestler has been the president of La Salle College High School, a private Catholic boys' college-prep school in Wyndmoor, for the last seven years. He will assume the post at West on July 1.
He will replace Brother Tim Ahern. Ahern was the only president among four archdiocesan high schools targeted for closing this winter who did not file an appeal. He resigned Feb. 9, saying the atmosphere at the school had become "untenable."