Brother Larry Humphrey, FSC (’75)
Brother Larry Humphrey joined the Christian Brothers after graduating from Bishop David High School in Louisville, Kentucky. In June of 1971, he entered the postulancy at La Salle Institute in Glencoe, Missouri; in August of that year, he began his novitiate with the Christian Brothers.
The following year, he moved to Memphis, where he began his scholasticate at Christian Brothers College (now University). He earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and was recognized by the faculty as the Outstanding Liberal Arts Graduate of 1975. His graduate studies have been at the University of San Francisco and The Catholic University of America.
Brother Larry began his teaching career at Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) in Memphis, teaching history and religion, and then at St. Mary High School in Paducah, Kentucky. His third assignment was as Dean of Students/Assistant Principal at Archbishop O’Hara High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Finding a niche in administration, he went on to become President at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He left school administration for four years when asked to serve as the Director of Education and Auxiliary Provincial of the St. Louis District of the Christian Brothers. He then served for 14 years as President of Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis. His last stint in the United States was at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota where he served as Vice President for Mission.
In July of 2014, Brother Larry was invited to serve as President of St. Joseph’s Institution International School in Singapore, an international Lasallian elementary and secondary school serving 2,000 students from 40 countries.
My years in the scholasticate and at CBC were transformational, to be sure. Through the years, I have come to appreciate more and more the outstanding men and women whose accompaniment made the learning journey something of a pilgrimage — powerful figures, larger-than-life legends, inspiring models and mentors, like the Drs. Thomasma, Dr. Vanderhaar, Br. Anthony Pisano, Br. Clair Battersby, and of course, Dr. Deal. They certainly expanded my vision of education, the world, and the Church, and helped to provide a foundation for my life as a Lasallian educator.