Head of School Announcement
In an announcement on April 23, 2021, Board Chair Allison (Hiltz) Kropp '93 shared the news that Rich Wilson will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. He will be succeeded by Kelley Schiess, Assistant Head for Enrollment Management and Community Engagement, who will start her tenure as Head of School on July 1, 2022. Read the announcement here.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees usually meets as a whole in August, October, December, January, March and May.
Allison (Hiltz) Kropp ’93, Chair
Rev. John R. Civille
Missy (Segal) Fox ’88
Lauren (Brinkmeyer) Goebel ’96
Robert "Bing" Hinton Jr.
Sr. Donna Jurick, SND, PhD
Wayne Lippert ’89
Katie (Homan) O’Brien ’99
Board of Trustee Committees
Buildings and Grounds: Responsible to develop the master plan of the school's buildings and grounds with the staff and outside consultants. Reports to the board periodically on major plant and campus issues and whenever necessary provides board oversight of major building projects.
Business Affairs: Responsible for financial operations, personnel policies and day-to-day planning for improvements of buildings and grounds; provides policies and oversees investment performance.
Committee on Trustees: Selects and nominates candidates for the board, nominates board officers and conducts a yearly board evaluation.
Coordinating Committee: Conducts annual review of Head of School and oversees Head of School succession. Recommends committee chair succession to Committee on Trustees. Coordinates committee work and oversees progress on the Strategic Plan.
Development Committee: Provides policies, plans and oversight of the school's programs for marketing, fundraising, annual, capital and endowment funds and general relations with alumni, parents, friends and the public.
Enrollment Management/Marketing Committee: Provides policies, plans and oversight of the school's programs for enrollment management and marketing strategies.
Like other independent schools which answer to an independent board of trustees, The Summit has the freedom to determine its own mission and design the programs that best serve students. Read a Q&A on the value of independent schools.
The Summit is fortunate to have a long history of trustees who believe in our mission and whose experience and expertise has laid a foundation for growth: