Dr. Andrew Stewart To Be Named Third CAC President
Leadership transition is next phase in strategic plan
After completing a search process, the CAC Board announced today that it has selected Dr. Andrew Stewart, current Secondary Campus principal, to succeed longtime President Carter Lambert as the third head of school in CAC’s history.
The board’s announcement aligns with the goals of the school’s strategic plan, which was announced in 2019 and includes preparations for an eventual leadership transition. Dr. Lambert will remain CAC’s president through the upcoming 2022-23 school year after which he will transition to a new advisory role as Dr. Stewart assumes the daily duties of president. Dr. Stewart will remain in his current role as Secondary Campus principal for the 2022-23 school year and will transition to his new role for the 2023-24 school year.
Dr. Stewart came to CAC in 2014 and has proven himself a visionary leader at each step of his career. He has served as CAC’s Secondary Campus principal since 2019 and earned his doctorate this spring from Abilene Christian University. Dr. Stewart has worked closely with Dr. Lambert over the past two years as they helped lead CAC and the Secondary Campus through unprecedented challenges in education. The board cites Dr. Stewart’s commitment to Christ, his close connection to the student body and his devotion to the mission of CAC as primary factors in his selection as the next CAC president.
“Dr. Stewart has been instrumental in the growth of CAC since joining us in 2014,” Board Chair Jonathan Rogers said. “He loves and believes in CAC, and we are confident that he will lead CAC successfully for many more years.”
After a distinguished career in educational leadership, Dr. Lambert came to CAC in 2002 to take over as head of school when founding president Bob Diles announced his retirement. Dr. Lambert has spent the last 20 years ensuring that CAC would continue to be a self-sustaining beacon of light in Christian education and in the greater Little Rock community.
“Dr. Lambert has been dedicated to the entire CAC family, personally sacrificing so many things to make CAC what it is,” Rogers said. “God brought Dr. Lambert to CAC for the purpose of leading us through challenging times, and he has done it with grace and humility.”