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Two Elected to Board of Trustees


We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees. First, Webb welcomes alumnus Lance Williams ’97 to the board. Lance has led a storied career in marketing/communications and served the community through a variety of volunteer roles—most recently at Webb as a member of the board for the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology.  Joining Lance this spring is Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver GP ’23.  Dr. Oliver has led a renowned career in education and public policy. Below you will find both of their bios, which are included on the Board of Trustees page of our website
 
Lance C. Williams ’97
 
Lance Williams’ ’97 has over twenty years of strategic marketing, communications and philanthropic experience. After earning his degree from New York University, he was part of the team that launched the hit musical MAMMA MIA! in North America. From 2006 - 2014, Lance was the Executive Director of Brand Development at Condé Nast Traveler magazine, responsible for promoting the brand internationally through events, conferences and charity partnerships.  Since 2002, Lance has served on the board of directors of the Fred B. Snite Foundation as a Vice President. In 2012, Lance co-founded The LanMar Fund, a charitable fund that supports awareness, research and action in the field of wildlife conservation, and he is the Senior Communications Advisor for The Lion Recovery Fund. Lance served on the Board of Trustees of the Raymond M. Alf Museum for nine years. As he transitions to The Webb Schools’ board, he reflects, “ It has been a great honor to serve on the board of the Alf Museum, and I look forward to joining the dynamic team that will help shape the future of Webb for the next 100 years. My personal goal will be to focus on how Webb will be leader in the areas of diversity and sustainability.” Lance and his husband live in New York City and Los Angeles.
 
Melvin L. Oliver GP'23
 
Melvin L. Oliver, PhD GP’23 has a long career in education and public policy. After completing his Ph.D. at Washington University, St. Louis he became an assistant professor in UCLA’s Department of Sociology and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Afro-American Studies. An award-winning teacher and researcher, in 1996, Oliver left the academy to more directly impact social policy and became the vice president of the Asset Building and Community Development Program at the Ford Foundation. Under Oliver’s direction, the program developed pioneering grant initiatives to address poverty and racial inequality. In 2004 he returned to academia serving as Dean of Social Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2016 he was named the sixth President of Pitzer College. This is Oliver’s first term on the board and he admits that this is “his first involvement with a private boarding school” and he is “keen to learn and contribute to this resource rich and challenging type of education.”
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  • Rob Tsuyuki '85 & Family

    Rob Tsuyuki '85 of INKnBURN

    Robot. Peace. Dragon. Sakura. These are just a few of the unique mask designs by Rob Tsuyuki ’85s company, INKnBURN! Prior to COVID-19, runners made up most of their customer base, but now with these masks INKnBURN's popularity is spreading!
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  • Webb’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

    Last week, in a series of letters and social media posts, Webb's leadership responded to the call for support of and solidarity with its black students, parents, faculty and alumni—and to further strengthen its commitment to being an anti-racist institution. Below is an excerpt from the most recent letter to the community. This letter and others can be found in full here.

    “On Monday, in a letter to our entire community, we decried the violence in the killing of George Floyd – and, so many more black Americans over this country’s history. We also explained that as an educational institution we play a critical role in moving our nation forward. We write again today to reiterate and further emphasize our conviction. And we also want to provide more detail on the actions Webb has taken and will continue to take.

    “First and foremost, we stand in solidarity with our black students, parents, alumni, and faculty–– not only in this difficult and heart wrenching time, but always. The persistent racism and the associated aggression that you endure are unacceptable. As our Monday letter stated, it must stop and we must do all that is required to stop it.

    “We also want you to know that we are a committed anti-racist institution. To us, this means that we recognize institutional racism and are working together to address it and oppression. To us, this means we stand behind people of color in our community, that we want them to know – and feel – that they are fully a part of Webb. To us, this means committing to an ongoing process of education and growth as an institution.

    “This work must be driven by action and deliberate practice. We know we have a long way to go, and yet we also see our community evolving in significant ways. Here are a few of the actions that Webb has undertaken recently. We have charted our way with the creation in 2018 of a codified companion to our Mission Statement, entitled “Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.” We also administered the National Association of Independent School’s Assessment for Inclusivity and Multiculturalism. That assessment spurred the creation of a faculty and staff Committee on Diversity & Inclusion to help draft new goals for Webb in the year ahead…”
     
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  • Outstanding Support from the Webb Community

    Webb is truly thankful for each and every member of the Webb community and all Webbies from all around the world who embraced #WeAreWebb and Webb’s Giving Days. Support for The Webb Fund for The Community was overwhelming and will provide the Schools and the Museum with significant funding.
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    Micol Issa '05, a teacher and musical director at Eliot Arts Magnet School in Pasadena, brought her students together to create a virtual video project based on their spring musical production The Wiz.
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  • Two Elected to Board of Trustees


    We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees. First, Webb welcomes alumnus Lance Williams ’97 to the board. Lance has led a storied career in marketing/communications and served the community through a variety of volunteer roles—most recently at Webb as a member of the board for the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology.  Joining Lance this spring is Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver GP ’23.  Dr. Oliver has led a renowned career in education and public policy. Below you will find both of their bios, which are included on the Board of Trustees page of our website.
    Read More
  • Webb’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

    Last week, in a series of letters and social media posts, Webb's leadership responded to the call for support of and solidarity with its black students, parents, faculty and alumni—and to further strengthen its commitment to being an anti-racist institution. Below is an excerpt from the most recent letter to the community. This letter and others can be found in full here.

    “On Monday, in a letter to our entire community, we decried the violence in the killing of George Floyd – and, so many more black Americans over this country’s history. We also explained that as an educational institution we play a critical role in moving our nation forward. We write again today to reiterate and further emphasize our conviction. And we also want to provide more detail on the actions Webb has taken and will continue to take.

    “First and foremost, we stand in solidarity with our black students, parents, alumni, and faculty–– not only in this difficult and heart wrenching time, but always. The persistent racism and the associated aggression that you endure are unacceptable. As our Monday letter stated, it must stop and we must do all that is required to stop it.

    “We also want you to know that we are a committed anti-racist institution. To us, this means that we recognize institutional racism and are working together to address it and oppression. To us, this means we stand behind people of color in our community, that we want them to know – and feel – that they are fully a part of Webb. To us, this means committing to an ongoing process of education and growth as an institution.

    “This work must be driven by action and deliberate practice. We know we have a long way to go, and yet we also see our community evolving in significant ways. Here are a few of the actions that Webb has undertaken recently. We have charted our way with the creation in 2018 of a codified companion to our Mission Statement, entitled “Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.” We also administered the National Association of Independent School’s Assessment for Inclusivity and Multiculturalism. That assessment spurred the creation of a faculty and staff Committee on Diversity & Inclusion to help draft new goals for Webb in the year ahead…”
     
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  • Outstanding Support from the Webb Community

    Webb is truly thankful for each and every member of the Webb community and all Webbies from all around the world who embraced #WeAreWebb and Webb’s Giving Days. Support for The Webb Fund for The Community was overwhelming and will provide the Schools and the Museum with significant funding.
    Read More
  • 2020 Webb Faculty Awards

    Every year at graduation it’s with great pride that Webb honors and celebrates the work of its distinguished faculty with a series of faculty awards. These awards both acknowledge the extraordinary service of our faculty, as well as provide support for their continued growth and professional development. This year we are proud to honor members of our Webb faculty with the following awards. 
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