Board of Trustees
Guardians of the Ursuline Mission
The Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees is comprised of 21 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).
- Mission and Heritage
- Building and Grounds
- Diversity and Global Education
Academy Board of Trustees 2018-19
Tom Merkel, Chair
Sr. Ginger Cirone, O.S.U. '58
Thomas Codd, Jr.
Laura Fox '73
Sr. Diane Fulgenzi, O.S.U.
Mary Pat Higgins
Vicky Pitts Lattner '69
Lydia Haggar Novakov '68
Ellen Smith Pryor '74
Patti Ling Pryor '73
Ana Esteve Yoder '82
Sr. Adele Brennan, O.S.U., Prioress
Gretchen Kane, President
Sr. Madonna O'Hara, O.S.U., Director of Sponsorship, Central Province
Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal