By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor
Palisadian Sam Laganà has been named the next president of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. His term as president will begin in the 2021-22 school year.
Laganà currently serves as the associate vice chancellor at Pepperdine University in Malibu. He has been with the Waves since 2002, and has a long and distinguished history of excellence in educational leadership. He has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree from Pepperdine.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as the president and chief executive of Notre Dame High School,” Laganà said. “I look forward to fully embracing, promoting and expanding the mission of student success and the commitment to educating the mind and heart. I look forward to getting to the campus in July to join with the faculty, staff and stakeholders to build on the efforts to advance the finest cross cultural, diverse, coeducational Catholic high school in greater Los Angeles.”
Laganà has served on the boards of the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 283. In 2007 he won the Mort Farberow Award as “Businessman of the Year” in the Palisades, and the Pacific Palisades Community Council presented him the 2012 Golden Sparkplug Award.
He is also the stadium voice for the Los Angeles Rams.
Sam and his wife Eileen live in Marquez Knolls and are active members of Corpus Christi parish. Their two daughters, Cambria and Cienna, both attended Catholic schools.
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