Posted on March 17, 2022 · Posted in Academic News, Alumni News, Athletic News, General, News, Press Release

(Burbank, IL) St. Laurence High School is excited to welcome two alumni back to the Viking family. Rick Shore ’83 joins the school as the Dean of Student Safety, Security and Performance, while Eric Rosales ’04 returns as Director of Facilities.

“At St. Laurence, we pride ourselves in being a welcoming place for everybody,” said St. Laurence High School President Joe Martinez ’99. “Though they serve different roles, Rick and Eric will undoubtedly help us enhance that welcoming feeling. Our goal is always to hire high performing individuals, and Rick and Eric’s impressive backgrounds make me confident that St. Laurence will continue to grow and improve because of their contributions.”

Dean Shore, a Burbank resident, joins his alma mater after serving for 32 years in law enforcement. The last 28 years of his career were spent with the Burbank Police Department, the final seven of which as Chief of Police. In his new role, Dean Shore will be tasked with helping prepare students for success in college and beyond. To do so, he will help identify issues that affect school performance as they pertain to attendance, discipline, behavior and more. Student safety and security will also be a major focus of Dean Shore’s, as he will supervise the interior and exterior of school grounds. In doing so, Dean Shore will not only be able to maintain St. Laurence’s safe environment, but also provide input on how that environment can be improved.

“I am so excited to give back to the school that gave so much to me,” said Shore. “In my time as Chief of Police, I maintained a strong connection with St. Laurence and its safety and security. I am now excited to contribute to the school in an official capacity and use my expertise to add to the outstanding school atmosphere that has already been cultivated.”

Rosales, an Oak Lawn resident, returns to St. Laurence experience as a building engineer after recent stints at Curie High School and the Museum of Science and Industry. In the new role, he will provide leadership for the stewardship of the school’s facilities and grounds including preventative maintenance, supervision of new construction and building renovation, custodial services, utilities, environmental and safety compliance, periodic space analysis of facilities and care of campus grounds.

“It has been a dream of mine to return to my alma mater,” said Rosales. “I have great memories in this building as a student, and now I am proud to be the person who is tasked with maintaining it. I know that my Viking pride will come through in my work, and I look forward to making our students, faculty, families and alumni proud, as well.”