Chaminade Appoints New President

IMG_1335-BChaminade College Preparatory Board Chairperson Pamela Meyer ’76 announced on March 7 that Robert Webb has been appointed as the school’s fifth president.

After a six-month long, nationwide search, Mr. Webb has been selected and will begin his tenure on July 1, 2014. He is currently vice president of institutional advancement at Chaminade.

Mr. Webb is the successor to James Adams, who has served as Chaminade’s president since the 1996-1997 school year. In September 2013, Mr. Adams announced his intent to step down at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. He will continue to serve the Chaminade community as president emeritus.

“Rob Webb is an excellent choice to be Chaminade’s next president.  He is a consummate professional and a gifted educator,” said current President Jim Adams. “Under his capable leadership, I am confident that Chaminade will continue to set the standard for Catholic college preparatory education in Southern California.”

“It is truly an honor to be chosen by the board to serve as the next president of Chaminade College Preparatory,” said Mr. Webb. “During my 14 years of service to the school I have developed a deep love for the mission of Chaminade and the Catholic Marianist traditions that guide our work. Our family has been blessed to call Chaminade home for many years and indeed we have been enriched by sharing our lives with the school family.  As we look toward the next chapter of Chaminade College Preparatory, it is impossible to not reflect on the impact that Jim Adams has had over the course of his 18 year tenure, no one can fill his shoes but we can stand humbly on the foundation which he envisioned and with prayer and planning, boldly take the next steps into the future.”

Mr. Webb is a Southern California native and a San Fernando Valley resident. Sarah, his wife of 16 years, is a school psychologist. They are the proud parents of two Chaminade students, Luke and James. Their Catholic parish is Our Lady of Lourdes in Northridge, California. Mr. Webb holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University, Northridge. He completed his graduate work at Azusa Pacific University, where he earned a master’s degree in educational administration.

With 22 years of experience in Catholic education, Mr. Webb has a well-rounded curriculum vitae. In 2004, he returned to Chaminade as director of development, and in 2008 was promoted to vice president for institutional advancement. He has also served as a school administrator at both The Webb Schools and Chaminade. His career began in education at Bishop Alemany High School as a teacher and coach; he taught math, health, physical education and social sciences. Mr. Webb also serves as an adjunct consultant with Catholic Schools Management (CSM), a Connecticut firm which serves Catholic schools, nationwide. His work with CSM focuses on comprehensive development program assessments, marketing programs, annual giving, capital campaign feasibility studies, and capital campaigns.

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