Chaminade President

James V. Adams

Mr. Adams has been President of Chaminade College Preparatory since July 1996, and has worked in Catholic education for 39 years. Prior to his joining Chaminade, he served as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Sacramento. He is a native of the San Fernando Valley and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and California State University, Northridge. He also holds a Masters degree from the University of San Francisco in Education Administration. He has served on the adjunct faculty of the Education Leadership program at St. Mary’s College in Moraga and is a part-time consultant with Meitler Consultants, Inc., an educational planning firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 2010, Mr. Adams was named by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as Best Not-for-Profit Executive. In 2012, he received the Catholic Secondary Education Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for his distinguished service to Catholic education.

Mr. Adams is active in the community and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley and Advisory Council for Community Bank.  He also has served on the Board of the Sacramento Blood Bank, the Heart Research Foundation, and Catholic Charities.  

Mr. Adams’ interests lie in the areas of skiing, hiking, biking, reading, theater, music, sports, fitness and classic cars.


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