Bob Vincent, principal of West Ranch High School, has been elected to the CADA Hall of Fame by the California Association of Directors of Activities. The award was presented at the CADA Convention in San Diego, honoring Vincent’s more than 30 years of involvement with CADA and his involvement with the CADA Leadership Camps for over 25 years.
Vincent was one of three new members inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, joining 84 educators who have received the honor since the Hall of Fame was founded in 1957. The Hall of Fame honors members of CADA who have distinguished themselves in service to their profession through exemplary service to their students, to their school, and to the CADA organization.
The prestigious award was presented in front of 2000 activities directors, administrators, and ASB workers throughout California at CADA’s state conference. Vincent also received a plaque and ring, and his name will be inscribed on a banner that is displayed each year at the CADA conference with all other past winners.
“CADA is an organization that is based on service to others,” Vincent explained. “It has been my pleasure to be associated with CADA and this important work for over 31 years. Each summer for more than 25 years, it has been my pleasure to volunteer at CADA Student Leadership Camp training student leaders from throughout the state of California on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara.”
Vincent is a rarity—a principal who has remained in CADA after moving from his prior position as an ASB advisor to administrative positions. Vincent has been with the Hart School District since 1976, first as an ASB director and teacher at Sierra Vista Junior High School, then at Canyon High. He moved to Valencia High School as its first ASB director when the school opened in 1994, was named assistant principal at Valencia in 1996 and became the founding principal for West Ranch High School in June 2003.