Norbertine Abbot Gary Neville, chairman of the corporate board of NDA, said the board is delighted to confirm Pauly’s selection as president.
“We welcome him back to his alma mater, where he spent his high school years and began his teaching and campus ministry roles,” said the abbot. “As a rookie teacher myself, I remember Bob as a talented, energetic student. He brings his presidential experience back to us and I look forward to working with him again. I know that he is deeply committed to excellence in Catholic education.”
Pauly previously served as chairperson of the religion department at Premontre High School, where he also directed student retreats, coordinated liturgical music and taught theology. He served in a similar position at St. Thomas More from 1995 until being named president in 2006. Pauly holds a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame.
In accepting the position of Notre Dame president, Pauly said, “It is with great hope and anticipation that I return to my alma mater and hometown to lead an incredible school like Notre Dame Academy. I look forward to serving as president and meeting all of the wonderful people associated with Notre Dame. I will bring a respect for the school and its students, a familiarity with many of its alumni and a heart connection with the Norbertine tradition.”
Cecile Faller, chair of the Notre Dame Academy board of education, noted, “During the search process it was evident that Mr. Pauly is an adept thinker whose capacities to lead and inspire will continue the positive momentum at Notre Dame. He embodies academic excellence, faith-filled leadership and a deep commitment to the mission of Notre Dame Academy.”