President/CEO Transition

Cynthia Kneibel has led West Catholic High School in its mission to form Disciples of Christ through a dynamic, excellent-driven Catholic education for 11 years, having taught here for the eight years prior. She has decided that now is the time for her to join her husband in retirement and a search will soon be underway for her successor. The first step in this process included surveying various groups within our school community and hosting a listening session with stakeholders. Input that was collected will be used to help shape the requirements necessary for the position and inform the hiring committee.

A summary of the president/CEO position can be found below. A more complete job description, including community feedback, will be posted on this website on June 1.

We thank you for your interest in this search process and encourage you to monitor this page for the latest updates and information.

Frequently Asked Questions


May 13, 2022 - Surveys Distributed
Current West Catholic staff, students, parents and priests will have the opportunity to participate in a survey.

May 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - Community Listening Session
West Catholic Cafetorium
This will be an open meeting for stakeholders to share aspirations regarding the attributes of West Catholic's future president/CEO. The event will be moderated by WC Board Chair Emeritus Dave Veneklase.

May 23, 2022 - Community Listening Session Outcome Posted
The outcome of the community listening session will be posted on this page and linked in the Weekly Chatter. These results will be used to help shape the requirements necessary for the president/CEO position and inform the hiring committee.

June 1, 2022 - Position Posted
The president/CEO position will be opened to accept applications.

July 1, 2022 - Application Deadline

July 2022 - Interviews
Interviews will be held by a committee of stakeholders.

August 2022 - Announcement of President/CEO
Our goal is to announce in August, however, we understand hiring during the summer can bring about delays.

September 2022 - January 2023 - Transition

January 23, 2022 - Transition Complete (Anticipated)