MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The man who resigned as president of Totino-Grace High School after informing the school that he was in a committed same-sex relationship has found a new job.
William Hudson was appointed to serve as Mounds Park Academy’s director of institutional advancement. He will begin the week of September 16.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
“I am honored by this opportunity to join the Mounds Park Academy community,” Hudson said in a statement. “I look forward to becoming fully immersed in the MPA family in the coming months.”
Hudson resigned from Totino-Grace in July, calling the decision “heartbreaking and painful.”READ MORE: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
The decision was informed, so Hudson said, by the attitudes about same-sex relationships held by the Catholic Church, with which Totino-Grace is affiliated.
The Catholic Church was among the main organizations that pushed for a constitutional ban on marriage equality last year and later fought the legislative push that legalized gay marriage this spring.
Hudson’s biography said he previously had a top role at the National Catholic Educational Association, which works with 1,200 Catholic high schools around the country. He previously worked as a teacher, campus minister, coach, and Dean of Students at Hill-Murray.MORE NEWS: Family Farm Recovers From Hail Storm With Hot Sauce
Earlier this year, Totino-Grace alumna Carla Staffa, who teaches at the high school level, said the school’s acceptance of Hudson’s resignation sends the wrong message.