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The next president of O’Dowd will chart a course for the future of the institution, staying true to our Catholic mission and our Charism values of academic excellence, strength of character, social justice, community in diversity, kinship with creation, and joy. Working in close collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees, the president will continue to build, recruit, and retain a best-in-class team of academic and administrative leaders, while fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and community. 

Our Search Committee intends to fill the position of president for the coming 2023-2024 school year, and will gather direct input from the faculty and the broader O’Dowd community, including parents and alumni. Finalists will be determined by the committee and recommended for final review and appointment by Bishop Michael Barber, S.J.. 

Read and Download Our President Prospectus


This in-depth prospectus describes O’Dowd’s vision and priorities for our next president.

Community Survey


Our Search Committee benefits from community input. Share your perspective on critical qualities our next president should have, areas of focus that are most important to our school mission, and additional suggestions. This survey will close on Friday January 20, 2023.

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Search Committee

Fr. Leo Edgerly

O’Dowd VP for Catholic Mission,
Search Co-Chair

Gloria Espinoza

Director of Human Resources for the Diocese

Andrew Currier

Superintendent of Schools - Diocese of Oakland,
Search Co-Chair

Arthur Guimaraes

O'Dowd Board of Regents,
O'Dowd Parent

Kirwin Allen

O'Dowd Board Chair

Ray Lehner

O'Dowd Social Studies Teacher

Rebecca Bischoff

O'Dowd Chief Development Officer

Kerryn Pincus-Gallagher

O'Dowd Director of Enrollment and Admissions,
O'Dowd Parent

Rose Caldwell

O'Dowd Religious Studies Teacher

Leslie Sims Robertson ’81

O'Dowd Alumna

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