FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 4, 2017
JOE HAND JR. NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE GLEN MILLS SCHOOLS
BOARD OF MANAGERS
GLEN MILLS, PA – The Glen Mills Schools Board of Managers voted unanimously to name Joseph P. Hand Jr. as its president.
Hand began serving as a member of the board in 2002. “I’m excited to get to work with the Board of Managers, faculty and staff, and supporters to carry out the important mission of Glen Mills,” said Hand. “I love that we can help young people going through tough times and make a positive impact in their lives.”
“Joe Hand Jr., as president, brings a wealth of experience as a respected business leader and a proven record of giving back to the community and helping those with the greatest need,” said Dr. Randy Ireson, Executive Director of The Glen Mills Schools. “Through his leadership and vision the school will continue on its current path to grow and develop the most comprehensive and diverse student services, along with developing new and innovative programs that will only enhance the experience a young person has while at the Glen Mills Schools.”
Hand is the president of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym & Computer Lab, a non-profit facility serving children in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, and Joe Hand Promotions, the nation’s largest and oldest distributor of pay-per-view programming to commercial establishments.
Hand has a long track record of philanthropy and volunteer work on behalf of young adults. Founded in 1995 as a refuge for inner-city youth, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym & Computer Lab received the prestigious Community Service Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress in 2002. The gym has hosted the Eastern Regional Golden Gloves, the premier local event for amateur boxers, for the last 21 years. Hand also served as president of The Miracle League of Northampton Township, Bucks County, a baseball and softball league for special needs children.
Hand is an alumnus of Kings College in Wilkes-Barre and LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor. He lives in Holland, Pennsylvania with his wife, Linda.
ABOUT THE GLEN MILLS SCHOOLS
The Glen Mills Schools (GMS) is an open residential facility in suburban Philadelphia for court- adjudicated youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Founded in 1826, GMS is the oldest continuous operating school of its kind in the United States. It utilizes a unique sociological model based on peer pressure and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support to accomplish its mission of changing behavior from anti-social to pro-social, and providing the life skills to sustain that change. For more information, visit www.glenmillsschools.org.
ABOUT JOE HAND PROMOTIONS
Established in 1971, and based out of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, Joe Hand Promotions’ main focus is promoting and distributing closed-circuit and pay-per-view TV sporting events, plus other entertainment broadcasts to commercial establishments. The company has promoted or broadcast many major championship fights and high-profile concerts nationwide. For more information, visit www.joehandpromotions.com.