Welcome Ashia Graziano

Dear Member of the La Salle Community,

On behalf of the La Salle community, I am pleased to announce that Ashia Mendez Graziano ’01, P ’29 will join our school community as the next Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Ashia has spent the last 14 years as a member of the Brown University Advancement office with experience in the annual fund, class giving, donor relations and major gifts and most recently as the Director of Development for Parent and Family Giving. 

After 10 years as the Vice President of Advancement, Tom Glavin ’70, P ’04, ’13 will retire. His steadfast commitment has allowed us to grow and prosper financially, but more importantly, his pride as a Lasallian has been a source of inspiration. We made it a requirement of our search to find a candidate with an equal level of enthusiasm, loyalty to La Salle, and a devotion to our mission as Tom has embodied. We have found that in Ashia. 

Congratulations to the search committee who worked in collaboration with Partners in Mission, a firm that specializes in Catholic education and vetted the most qualified candidates for this important role. The search committee's efforts and thoughtful focus culminated in the unanimous decision to welcome Ashia to our team. We are delighted she has agreed to join us. 

In reflecting on this new chapter, Ashia shared that “The opportunity to return to La Salle, not only as a proud alumna but as a parent, is a special homecoming. The last few months have presented countless opportunities to be on campus evoking feelings of nostalgia, gratitude, and excitement. I could not be happier to embark on this opportunity to advance the school's mission by leading the advancement efforts and ensuring the La Salle legacy continues in perpetuity.”

As President of La Salle Academy, I am especially grateful to have Ashia’s leadership and vision as we look forward with zeal to a bright future for our school. Her professional experience and her personal connection to La Salle make her uniquely prepared for this endeavor. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of women at La Salle and the following year the 100th anniversary of our relocation to Academy Avenue from downtown Providence. We are blessed to have Ashia at the helm as we celebrate these milestones together. 

Please join me in welcoming Ashia and wishing her success in her new role. 

Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC
President of La Salle Academy
La Salle Academy is a high school rich in history and grounded in the person and teachings of Jesus and the Catholic faith, which are core to the school's life and culture. The De La Salle Middle School provides a strong holistic foundation for students to transition into high school. The high school and middle school provide students of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds, a community to foster growth in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community.