Published : Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 8:28 AM
Don Bosco Technical Institute’s (Bosco Tech) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez as President of the school at the annual gala on April 6. In this new capacity, Gutierrez, who has served as Vice President of Administration and Development, will work closely with the Board to further the school’s mission of providing a premiere STEM education to young men. In addition to serving as Vice President, the 1983 graduate of the school is a long-time Tech instructor and past principal.
“It is my great pleasure to announce Mr. Gutierrez’ appointment as President,” said William Marticorena, the school’s Chairman of the Board. “His understanding of the effective Salesian educational system, as both a graduate, gifted instructor and skilled administrator, makes him uniquely suited to lead the school. He is dedicated, tireless, and deeply committed to the core values of Bosco Tech. The Board approved his appointment enthusiastically and unanimously.”
“I am truly honored by the confidence the Board has shown in me,” said Gutierrez. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead the school. As my alma mater, Bosco Tech has always had a special place in my heart, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with faculty, staff and the board to deliver the best possible educational experience to our students.”
Gutierrez has more than 30 years experience in teaching and high school administration. Prior to serving as Vice President, Administration and Development, he served as Vice Principal of Student Affairs at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower. From 1987 to 2004, he taught at Bosco Tech, where he served as principal from 2001 to 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University, earning his teaching credential and certification in Catholic school administration at Mount St. Mary’s College.
An all-male Catholic high school, Bosco Tech uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with STEM-based studies. The innovative approach allows students to exceed university admissions requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. The school’s Green and Sustainable Technology program is part of its unique applied science and engineering curriculum.
On Niche.com’s list of top boys high schools and Catholic high schools in California and the U.S., Bosco Tech boasts a college acceptance rate of 100 percent, with the majority of graduates pursuing STEM-related post-secondary majors. The school is located at 1151 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, 91770. More information is available at www.boscotech.edu.