Thank you for your interest in the president search. We are committed to keeping all members of the O’Dowd community informed regarding the search for the next president. Updates on significant developments will be communicated via the O’Dowd e-news as well as dedicated emails and will also be posted on this page. If you are not currently receiving the O’Dowd email communications and would like to be added to our list, please subscribe here. If you have any questions about the search, please email Kim Walsh, Interim President and Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com.
On January 24, 2018, Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, with the support of the Board of Regents, announced the interim presidential leadership succession plan as well as a national search for the next president of Bishop O’Dowd High School.
The national president search process affords Bishop O’Dowd High School the opportunity to seek the most qualified and talented candidates to lead the school forward. Recognizing the magnitude of the task to find the next President, the Diocese and the school have engaged the services of Catholic School Management (CSM), a division of Christian Brothers Services, to work with the Search Committee in facilitating the search. Catholic School Management has completed extensive consulting engagements with the Diocese of Oakland and with Bishop O’Dowd High School, including facilitation of the school’s strategic planning process from 2008 – 2012. CSM Consultants Jennifer C. Kensel and Greg Dhuyvetter will lead the CSM Search Team. CSM has developed a search strategy which calls for applications to be received by mid-March and Search Committee interviews with candidates to be held in April. We anticipate that a new President will be in place on July 1, 2018.
Search Committee Members
The Search Committee represents all constituencies of the school, including the Board of Regents, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and parents of alumni:
Kim Walsh P ’14, ’16, ’19, Interim President & Search Committee Chair
Rev. Mr. George Alengadan, Pastor, St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda
Kerwin Allen P ’12, Board of Regents, Vice President Kennedy Jenks, Inc.
Chris Garavaglia, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Kelly P ’16, ’18, ’21, President, Board of Regents, CEO Emerald Packaging
Lars Lund, President, Junipero Serra High School
Rev. Mr. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J.
Rhonda Morris ‘83 P ’21, Vice President of Human Resources, Chevron Corporation
Kathleen Radecke, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Oakland
Fran Warmerdam, Director of Counseling
O’Dowd Community Survey
We invite all members of the O’Dowd community – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, parents of alumni, and friends – to participate in the search process by providing input via the O’Dowd community survey.
President Search News
|O’Dowd Community NOW CLOSED: Participate in Survey to Provide Input »
The President Search Committee invites all O’Dowd stakeholders – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, parents of alumni, and friends – to participate in the search process by sharing suggestions for the skills and qualifications that the next O’Dowd President should possess. The information provided will be beneficial to the Search Committee in both the development of the job description and in its subsequent consideration of candidates. All responses will remain confidential. The survey will close on Wednesday, March 7.
|Candidates for President of O’Dowd: Download the position profile»
The search committee invites you to download the position profile for a complete description of the position as well as application guidelines.