Board of Trustees
Guardians of the Ursuline Mission
The Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees is comprised of 22 dedicated professionals including Ursuline Sisters, alumnae, parents of alumnae, and community leaders. The Board focuses on both the current and future needs of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. A board of limited jurisdiction, the Board of Trustees is responsible for policy, rather than programs or procedures. Operating management of the Academy is fully delegated to the President as head of school. Completely strategic in its scope, the Board of Trustees guards and promotes the Ursuline mission, holding fiduciary responsibility for the Academy long term.
Key Board Activities
Development and monitoring of the Ursuline Academy strategic plan, with approval of all objectives and strategies.
Formulating and review of policies affecting school life.
Approval and monitoring of Academy operating budget; approval of limited investment as it relates to the annual operation of the school.
Approval and monitoring of the comprehensive development plan (i.e., capital campaign, marketing, public relations, recruitment and retention, support groups).
Board members represent present and future generations, not specific constituencies; parents of current Ursuline students are ineligible to serve on the Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees.
- Mission and Heritage
- Building and Grounds
- Community and Inclusion
Academy Board of Trustees 2023-2024
Jon Piot, Chair
Mary Lynn Bangs
Sr. Ann Barrett, O.S.U.
Allie Dunklin '04
Laura Fox '73
Jennifer Staubach Gates '84
Kara Sherman Gehan '85
Aimee Baillargeon Griffiths '90
Mary Pat Higgins
John R. Landon
Vicki Vaughan Miller '75
Sheri Sullivan Wilson '07
Gretchen Kane, President
Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal