Bob has served The Webb Schools since 2007 as a senior member of the development office responsible for the day-to-day management of all leadership giving and planned giving initiatives including the $50 million Fulfilling Our Promise campaign that ended in 2013. He is a Claremont native, grew up on on the Pomona College campus, and is very involved as a community leader serving as President of the Claremont Educational Foundation and as a board member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Los Angeles.
Prior to Webb, Bob served as an Executive Director of professional regional theatres in Texas and Georgia, specializing in the works of William Shakespeare. He also served as the Founding Program Director of the masters program in arts administration at Southern Utah University where he taught and directed professional internships in conjunction with the Tony Award-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He has produced special events for the Olympic Arts Festivals in Atlanta (1996) and Salt Lake City (2002). He holds a bachelors degree in directing for theatre and a masters degree in nonprofit administration. He is also a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”