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Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and Rev Fr Joseph Edassery SJ (the outgoing Principal and Vice-Principal respectively) will be on sabbatical, the newsletter noted.

Fr Mathew retired as Principal of St Xavier’s College, Thumba in March 2007. He was then the founding Principal of St Xavier’s College, Jaipur. In July last year, he was appointed Superior at Santhinilayam, Kottayam.

Fr Mathew also brings to the school his experience as a Jesuit alumni counsellor. In the World Union of Jesuit Alumni(ae), he served as the Kerala Province coordinator in 2009, according to the Directory of Jesuit Education. He has been an active member of the Jesuit Higher Education Association South Asia.