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What is the President - Principal Model? It’s a form of governance that takes the varied and numerous responsibilities for managing a private, Catholic 山东体彩11选5开奖 such as Xavier and spreads them over two leadership positions. A key outcome of going to this model is that it will allow both Xavier High School and the Xavier Foundation to be under a shared governance structure for the first time since the inception of the 山东体彩11选5开奖.
What will be the President’s job? The President is the head of the 山东体彩11选5开奖 with ultimate responsibility for the Catholic faith formation of its students and their academic success. The President’s direct reports will be the Principal, Director of Development, Controller, and Facilities staff. With the Principal managing the day to day academic affairs of the 山东体彩11选5开奖, the President will have capacity for other very crucial tasks often overlooked or under-resourced in many private 山东体彩11选5开奖s. These include visioning, long range planning, strategic goal setting & execution, financial management, public relations & marketing, and fund raising.
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Why does Xavier need a President? Xavier’s Principal has been ultimately responsible for all the above duties for the last twenty years, with the exception of fundraising which was the responsibility of the Foundation with the assistance of the Principal as requested. We believe overall effectiveness for Xavier will increase by adding the role of President to our executive leadership team. This allows the Foundation and fund raising to be brought under the responsibility of the President, frees up the Principal to concentrate on academic and 山东体彩11选5开奖 related goals, and allows the President to work on longer range strategic objectives while assisting the Principal and Director of Development in achieving their very important goals for Xavier High School.
Will we still have an Executive Director of the Foundation? Yes. The title is being changed to Director of Development. The day to day activities of the Foundation still need a day to day manager. This role has been reporting to a volunteer board, with no reporting tie to the 山东体彩11选5开奖. Now the role will report to the President providing better alignment with the 山东体彩11选5开奖.
Why are we making this governance change now? In the face of declining revenue, primarily driven by declining enrollment, we need to execute on better strategies to increase enrollment and increase third source income. This takes a comprehensive vision, long term planning, and the ability to execute marketing, branding, and fund raising strategies. This takes executive leadership with time and capacity to work on these issues.
When is this change taking place? The goal is to have a new President named by March 1
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Who will make the hiring decision? A five member Joint Executive Committee (JEC) of the Xavier School Board and the Xavier Foundation will conduct the search in consultation with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. The JEC will make a recommendation with the final approval by the School Board with concurrence from the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools.
Does the role of the School Board change? No. The School Board is still ultimately responsible for governance of the 山东体彩11选5开奖 and nothing changes in its governance structure or oversite authority. The President will report to the School Board.
Will there still be a Foundation Board? Yes. The Foundation Board will continue as a separate legal board. The office of the Foundation will continue to be run on a day to day basis by the Director of Development who will report to the President. Over time, under the direction of the President and Director of Development, this board is anticipated to take on additional strategic initiatives in marketing and branding in order to drive growth in enrollment and third source income.
Will our current Principal be considered for the President position? It is anticipated that our current Principal will apply, so he will be considered along with all other applicants.
Who becomes Principal if our current Principal gets the new President position? The new President will conduct a search for a new Principal in consultation with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. He or she will then recommend a new hire to the School Board for final approval.
Will 山东体彩11选5开奖 tuition increase because of this new position? No. A tuition increase for 2017/18 will be consistent with prior 山东体彩11选5开奖 years and reflect increased operating costs that we have typically encountered.
Will parish subsidies to the 山东体彩11选5开奖 increase because of this new position? No. There is a long standing agreement with the parishes on subsidies through 2022. That will not change.
If tuition or parish subsidies do not increase, how will the 山东体彩11选5开奖 pay for this new position? The 山东体彩11选5开奖 and the foundation have agreed to split the cost of the new position 50/50. The 山东体彩11选5开奖 will pay for its share through a combination of reductions in other administration personnel expense, and a small reduction in budgeting for future capital projects. Over time the expectation is that the position will pay for itself through additional revenue (increased third source income or increased enrollment).
What will be the actual additional cost to the 山东体彩11选5开奖? The net annual additional cost to the 山东体彩11选5开奖 is projected at no more than $25,000, which is .45% of the 山东体彩11选5开奖’s $5.4 million annual budget.
Why don’t we just go to a K-12 Catholic system in the Cedar Rapids metro area? That is beyond the scope of the two Xavier boards making this decision. Such a decision needs to start with the parishes, parish 山东体彩11选5开奖s, and their families. However, we do believe that by going to this President – Principal model, Xavier will be in a good position to support such an effort from the parishes, if it would come together in the future.
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Aren’t there other President/Chief Administrator led 山东体彩11选5开奖s in Iowa? Several other high 山东体彩11选5开奖s in Iowa are part of a K-12 or K-8 system that is led by President or Chief Administrator. These include Regina in Iowa City, Wahlert in Dubuque, St Alberts in Council Bluffs, and Columbus in Cedar Falls.