On Sunday evening, Louisville's Saint Xavier High School shared the sad news
that its president, Dr. Perry Sangalli, had died.
Sangalli, who graduated from Bellarmine University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in education and history, is a member of the university's Gallery of Distinguished Graduates
"We are saddened by the passing of our friend and alum, Perry Sangalli," said Dr. Glenn Kosse, vice president for development and alumni relations at Bellarmine. "As a visionary educational leader, Perry helped mold the path of thousands of young St.
Xavier men, many of whom continued their education at Bellarmine. We share our deepest sympathies with his family and the entire St. X community."
Sangalli graduated from St. X in 1976 and had been the school's president since 2001. Last month, he announced that he had cancer and would take a leave of absence from the school.
The high school will announce funeral arrangements once they are finalized.