School Leadership

Chris Meyercord

Chris Meyercord, President

A 1988 Bellarmine graduate, Chris Meyercord has served as Bellarmine’s president since 2015, and previously served as principal, assistant principal, and admissions director.  Meyercord also teaches in the English department and helped found Bellarmine’s immersion trip to Tijuana.  A graduate of Stanford University, Meyercord earned his B.A. in English with Honors and a Master of Liberal Arts.

Sonya Arriola, Principal

Sonya Arriola is serving as Bellarmine’s Principal for the 2022-2023 academic year. She joined the Bellarmine community in 2006, and took a four year hiatus to serve as the President of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools from 2014 to 2018. She returned to Bellarmine in 2018 to work closely with Bellarmine’s President on his priority initiatives. She recently earned her doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco, and holds her undergraduate degree from Stanford and her Master’s in Education from Harvard University.

Bridgit McGarry


Bridgit McGarry, Assistant Principal for Academics

Bridgit McGarry joined the Bellarmine administration in July 2017 after serving as principal of St. Lawrence Academy for three years and as principal of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools prior to that.  She was an educator at Notre Dame High School for 13 years and remains an adjunct professor at USF where she has taught since 2002.  Bridgit has a Master of Art in Education from USF and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Mary’s College.  

Brian Adams, Vice President for Advancement

After careers in media and public relations, Brian Adams came to Bellarmine in January 2007.  His background has been instrumental in his role related to marketing, communications, and community relations.  At San Jose State University, he received a B.A. in Radio/Television Broadcasting with Distinction and Honors in Theatre Arts, and a Master of Science in Mass Communications.  

Brian Adams

Ron Miller, Chief Financial Officer

After a lengthy career in the tech sector, Ron Miller has served as Bellarmine’s CFO since August 2014.  Prior to joining the school, Miller held senior leadership positions with several Silicon Valley startup, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies serving in senior-level financial and operational roles.  He has worked in various markets, including defense/aviation, hardware/software, fabless semiconductor and life science research equipment.  He earned an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York in Buffalo. 

Ron Miller
Mario Prietto

Mario Prietto, S.J., Superior, Bellarmine Jesuit Community

Mario Prietto, S.J. holds degrees from Gonzaga University, USC, The Jesuit School of Theology, and Fordham University. His passion for education is evident as his Board involvement has included USF, Santa Clara University, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Sacred Heart Nativity School, and his alma mater, Loyola High in Los Angeles.