Since 1966, Br. Kevin Handibode has served Christopher Columbus High School in many capacities to include teacher, dean of discipline, basketball coach, athletic director, development director, and principal. For 18 years, he served as school president, a position he stepped down from in July 2019. Today, he continues his service to Columbus in the development program, a program he started in 1980.
Devoted to the Marist principles of forming young people as good Christians and good citizens, Br. Kevin is well known for his constant outreach and care for the young, especially for his efforts to provide educational opportunities to students of various economic levels.
Often referred to as “Mr. Columbus,” Br. Kevin is a hero to the thousands of young men whose lives he has helped to shape. The Br. Kevin Adelante Fund, launched in 2019 as Br. Kevin retired from the role of president, helps his legacy live on at Columbus .