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Salpointe Board of Directors and Subcommittees

The Board of Directors is a committee of up to 18 members serving as the policy making body for the school. Membership consists of up to four representatives of the Carmelite community and at least 10 members of the community at large. As trustees for the Carmelite Order, this Board oversees the administration of the school, makes policies affecting all areas of school operations, oversees its financial well-being and plans extensively for the future. The Board of Directors are Rev. Thomas Batsis, O.Carm., Dr. Jody Comstock, Mr. Richard Elias - Secretary, Ms. Karen A. Farrell, Very Rev. William Harry, O.Carm., Prior Provincial, Rev. Paul Henson, O.Carm., Mr. Joe Higgins, Mr. David Hutchens, Mr. Jim Komadina, Dr. Phil Lacovara, Mr. Pat P. Lopez III - Vice Chair, Mr. Larry McDonough - Legal Counsel, Mr. Omar Mireles, Rev. Ron Oakham, O.Carm., Ms. Barbara Peck, Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, Mr. Michael A. Slania - Chair, Mr. David Smallhouse, Mrs. Kay Sullivan, Ms. Patricia Taylor, Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM.

Subcommittees of the Board of Directors

The Academic Committee works with school leadership and all constituency bases to create the vision for Salpointe's present and future strategic plans. 

The Strategic Planning Committee conducts an annual evaluation of the leadership of the school and creates the vision for Salpointe's present and future strategic plans.

The Marketing/Communications Committee advises the President and Director of Advancement in matters pertaining to public relations, communications and marketing at the school. The committee evaluates relevant strategies, reviews policy and practices, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The Finance Committee advises the President regarding all matters pertaining to the financial management of the school. It also develops short-term and long-term financial planning, reviews policy and practices and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. 

The Nominating Committee selects candidates for membership on the Board of Directors and presents the slate of officers to the Board of Directors.

Building and Grounds Committee reviews school facilities and develops a plan for long-term maintenance and renovation.   

Athletics Committee reviews all AIA activities and makes recommendations to the Athletic Director and the Board of Directors.