La Salle Announces Perry Martin as New President
Perry comes to La Salle College Preparatory from Maryknoll Schools, a K-12 Catholic school in Honolulu, HI, where he has served as President since 2008. As President of Maryknoll, Perry has been responsible for strategic planning and master planning, major fundraising, increasing and developing large cash reserves and endowment to build a lasting legacy for Maryknoll’s future. In addition, he developed strong programs, admissions processes, enrollment management strategies and growth, and retention initiatives to ensure sustainability in a highly competitive market. He worked collaboratively with his leadership team to design and implement initiatives to ensure students receive cutting edge academic and co-curricular programs leading to an outstanding Catholic education, truly preparing them for their future. In all of his work, Perry has taken a creative and entrepreneurial approach to addressing the challenges schools face in today’s world.
President Martin said, “It is my distinct honor and privilege to be selected as the third successive President at La Salle College Preparatory. Assuming the leadership of this great school comes with great responsibility, and I am very humbled. Leadership transitions are important “people” events in the life of the school, where I intend to validate the emotions, intelligence, values, and ideas of all constituents, understanding that diverse thought and collaboration make teams stronger. What’s most important to me is the spiritual, collegial, and interpersonal connections that I intend to develop. I will focus on developing faith, teamwork, transparency, collaboration, and accountability fulfilling the school mission of nurturing the talents of each student, inspiring in students a sense of responsibility for others, challenging students to embrace diversity, and motivating our students to respond compassionately to the needs of others, especially the poor.”
Throughout his career, Perry has served in a variety of positions both at the elementary and high school levels. He began his teaching career in Saudi Arabia working as a teacher and dean for 14 years. Upon returning to the United States, he transitioned into Catholic education, first, as principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Medford, Oregon, then as Principal/President of Marist High School in Eugene, Oregon, and, now, President of Maryknoll Schools in Honolulu. Perry holds a B.S in Elementary Education/Technology Education and a M.S. in Elementary and Middle School Administration from Western Oregon University. He also has a Post Masters Elementary and Secondary Certificate in K-12 Administration from the College of New Jersey.
La Salle College Preparatory, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org.