About Academy

Board of Trustees

Columbus Academy’s Board of Trustees is comprised of individuals who volunteer their time and offer their backgrounds, talents and roles within our school community and beyond to serve the Academy in this very important capacity.
The Board, led by the Executive Committee, works with the Head of School and other members of the school’s Leadership Team in overseeing the school’s financial health as well as identifying other major school-wide strategic and fundraising initiatives.
Standing Board Committees are as follows: Executive Committee, Development Committee, Diversity Committee, Facilities Planning Committee, Finance Committee, and the Nominating and Board Governance Committee. Periodically, the Board creates Ad Hoc Committees. Recent examples include Character Development, Marketing and the Centennial celebration.
The Board meets bi-monthly during the school year, and Committees meet regularly throughout the school year as well. Board members are appointed to three-year terms and may serve two terms.
Recognizing the vital role played by trustees, Columbus Academy seeks to appoint trustees in a thoughtful and methodical fashion, considering an individual’s understanding of and commitment to the school’s Mission Statement, his or her skill set relative to strategic issues currently facing the school, and a demonstrated ability to function within the committee process.

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The Nominating and Board Governance Committee welcomes nominations to the Board, in writing, to:
Chair, Nominating and Board Governance Committee
c/o Head of School
Columbus Academy
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, OH 43230

2016-17 Board of Trustees

Kevin Reeves P'19 '22
Vice President
Victor Thorne '92

Jonathan Kass '85 P'19 '21

Jeff Jeffers P'16 '18 '20 '22

Immediate Past President
Poe A. Timmons P'06 '12 '16
Dr. Rita Agrawal P'17 '22
Sarah Milks Bethel '98
Sandy Doyle-Ahern P'20 '22
Christine Freytag P'18 '20 '22
Michael Gross '89, P'23, P'28
Asim Haque '98
Matthew Harris P'22 '22
Henry Hauser '76, P'11
Klay Huddleston P'21 '25
James Klingbeil Jr. '85, P'16 '19 '22
Mary Frances Restrepo P'14
George A. Skestos '86
Dr. Susan Williams
Steve Wittmann '67, P'15
Kelly Jennings Yeoman P'24 '27
Edward Yen P'01 '05
Matthew Zeiger P'25 '28

Alumni Board Representative
Brian Shepard '96

PACA Representative
George Proicou '82, P'17
Columbus Academy  4300 Cherry Bottom Road | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-475-2311