Get to know Bob Chapman '78, Chair of the Board of Trustees, as well as the father of two Latin alums (Alex and Kayla), and husband of uber-volunteer, Sandy.
“You only have your good name.” – James P. Chapman (my father).
I was a Latin lifer, graduating in 1978 (and loved it!). Great classmates and great teachers! Went to Duke University for two years (was a manager on the basketball team) and found out that one cannot live on ACC basketball alone. Transferred to University of California, Berkeley intending to take over the world, and ended up playing a ton of basketball through the Club program. Was lucky enough to get into Berkeley Law and had a great three years. Go Bears!
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I am the Chair of the Board of Trustees, as well as the father of two Latin alums (Alex and Kayla), and husband of uber-volunteer, Sandy.
...experience as much as you can, be a good friend and person, and take advantage of the incredible classes and co-curriculars Latin offers!What are your favorite things about Latin? I love walking around school and experiencing the excitement of an incredible learning environment. The atmosphere is electric! Everyone (from teachers, staff, students, parents, etc.) is dedicated to providing the best education possible.
What impact do you want to have as Board Chair? To focus on building the ties that bind the Latin community together and help achieve our goal of creating the best Latin for everyone.
What was the last good book you read? “Loose Balls”, by Terry Pluto. Great history of the American Basketball Association (ABA). I’ve been reading it for the last 20 years (you can ask my daughter).
What are your hobbies and interests? For the last 15 years, I coached boys basketball at the grammar and high school levels. I love working with kids through sport. I still love playing basketball, and at the age of 62, I’m trying to learn to play golf (long way to go)! I also love to watch classic movies (the Godfather is my favorite). Love going to Cubs games with Sandy (Mrs. Kyle Schwarber).
What was your first job? My father sent me off into the world after eighth grade and I was the delivery boy for a local delicatessen (Hanovers) in Lakeview – $1/hour plus tips!!!
What is one piece of advice you would want to tell your high school self? My high school self was a pretty happy dude. But…my advice would be to experience as much as you can, be a good friend and person, and take advantage of the incredible classes and co-curriculars Latin offers!
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