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STARS is a regional school and is owned by the Diocese of Buffalo who sets the management structure, some policies and curriculum standards. The Bishop of the Diocese appoints a Canonical Administrator to oversee school operations and be the Spiritual Leader of the school. The Canonical Administrator is also President of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is unique to regional schools and is regarded as the governing body of the school. The Board of Trustees sets the operating policies, oversees the school’s operation and finances and authorizes the school’s activities including Family Association functions.
Each member of the Board of Trustees applies to be on the Board and is appointed by the Diocese of Buffalo. Board members are appointed to three year terms.
Fr. Pat Melfi was born and raised in the Olean area. He attended Saint Bonaventure Parish Parochial School and Saint Mary of the Angels Parochial School. After high school, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy. Fr. Melfi obtained degrees in Mathematics and Civil Engineering. He worked as a design engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation. In 2001, Fr. Melfi entered Christ the King Seminary, in East Aurora and he was ordained to the Priesthood in May 2006. Fr. Melfi is currently the Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville and St. Philomena in Franklinville. He also is the Chaplain for the Olean Police and Fire Departments.