Terrence Walsh, new head of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i
Servant leadership comes naturally to Chaminade alumnus, Terrence Walsh, BS Behavioral Science ’93. Selected as the new CEO and president of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH), Walsh has more than 20 years of experience serving those in need from Hawaii, to Michigan, to Africa, to New Jersey.
Currently serving as president and CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan, Walsh will take over as head of the organization, succeeding Jerry Rauckhorst, who will retire at the end of 2016.
Walsh has strong personal ties to Hawaii. He earned his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science at Chaminade University, serving as a teacher for special needs students at Washington Intermediate School in Honolulu and as a counselor for troubled teens at Hale Kipa. Walsh also met his wife, Shari, while attending Chaminade University. She, their two children, Malia and Cheyenne, will move to Honolulu with him. Malia will enter her freshman year at Chaminade this fall.
Walsh also holds a Master’s of Social Work (MSW), Administration major, from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.