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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. 

It is with great pleasure we announce that Kim Walsh has accepted the offer from Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., to become the next president at Bishop O’Dowd High School.

Kim is known in our community as an attentive listener and collaborator. She will thoughtfully step into the role in July 2023 prepared to lead with purpose and conviction. Kim has shown her dedication and leadership to O’Dowd since 2010. She will lead with her head and her heart, confidently guiding O’Dowd into the future of Catholic education. Kim is dedicated to our mission and Charism to find God in all things. She is deeply committed to the shared values that are essential for O’Dowd.

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Kim Walsh
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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