The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the College, its facilities and its capital plan. The Board oversees the financial affairs of the College, as well as hires and assesses the Headmaster of the College.
The Board members are drawn primarily from the parent and alumni community, and include ex officio representatives from the Parents’ Guild, the Alumni Association and the clergy. The Board meets seven times a year.
The Board has a comprehensive committee structure that includes Audit and Finance, Nomination and Governance, Facilities and Advancement. Committee members include Board members and other members of the RSGC community who possess special skills/expertise.
The Board has developed a “skills matrix” that summarizes desirable skills and attributes of Governors and committee members. These notes are used as a reference to ensure a balanced and effective Board and committees, and to identify areas in which representation can be strengthened. These desirable skills and attributes include an affiliation with the College, as well as expertise in areas such as governance, financial management, project management, strategic planning, communications and education. The skills matrix also recognizes the importance of having a Board that represents the broad diversity of its community.
The Board solicits the RSGC community annually for names of people interested in serving on the Board or its committees and maintains a list of those who have expressed such an interest. On an annual basis, the Nomination and Governance Committee reviews the composition of the Board and its committees with reference to the skills matrix and recommends to the Board potential candidates to fill any required positions. Generally, the Board elects new members in September.
For more information, please contact Bruce Chapple ’87, Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.