Board of Trustees

Sandi Jackson, Chair

Community Philanthropist

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Susan Samueli, Vice Chair

Board Co-Chair & Vice President, The Samueli Foundation

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Richard Arum,

Dean of the School of Education, UCI

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Elizabeth Dorn Parker, Treasurer

Foundation Development Specialist, Orange Coast College Foundation

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Chris Scheithauer, Secretary

Shareholder, Call & Jensen

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Susamma (Susan) Barua, Ph.D.,

Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Cal State Fullerton

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Board meetings are open to the public. If you wish to speak at a Board meeting, please refer to the "Public Comment Procedures" section of the Board Policies and Procedures (see "Board Documents" link above). To address the board, please see the "Request to Address the board" form which can also be found in the Board Policies and Procedures document. The public can request meeting materials, and Samueli Academy will provide them when the materials are distributed to the majority of the Board.

Next Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM

 
As a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus, on-going Board and Committee meetings will take place via Zoom: 
 
https://zoom.us/j/8695868415?pwd=cTRTU0dFTzN6QWpwTHl3RytVZ3lyQT09

 

Or Dial: (415) 762-9988

Enter Meeting ID: 869-586-8415 (followed by #)

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Agenda: https://samueliacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/01-26-21-Board-Agenda.pdf

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

The purpose of the this Committee is to assist in the development of the school curriculum and review the academic results of the students.

Richard Arum, Chair,

Dean of the School of Education, UCI

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Sandi Jackson,

Community Philanthropist

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Patricia Janda,

Community Philanthropist

Susan Barua,

Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Cal State Fullerton

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
4:00 PM

 

As a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus, ongoing Board and Committee meetings will be taking place via Zoom:

 

https://zoom.us/j/8695868415?pwd=cTRTU0dFTzN6QWpwTHl3RytVZ3lyQT09

 

Or

Dial: (415) 762-9988

 

Enter meeting ID: 869-586-8415 (followed by #)

 

Press # to skip participant ID

 

Enter Numeric Password: 094310

 

 

Agenda: coming soon

 

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The purpose of this Committee is to evaluate and hire an independent public accounting firm that has the appropriate qualifications to conduct the annual independent audit of the financial books and records of the Corporation. This committee will review the annual independent audit reports and present them to the Board for approval. This committee will also be responsible for administration of the Corporation's Conflict of Interest Policy.

Chris Scheithauer, Chair

Partner, Call & Jensen, APC

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Elizabeth Dorn Parker,

Foundation Development Specialist,
Orange Coast College Foundation

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Next Meeting

To be announced

 

Via zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81693015445?pwd=ZWFpRXRJZUVTT2ZFV0V3TlNObDhoUT09

Meeting ID: 816 9301 5445

Passcode: 641547

+16699009128,,81693015445#

 

Agenda: To be announced

Future Meetings
  • coming soon

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The purpose of this Committee is to monitor and update the organization's financial policies and procedures and, for financial items, ensure compliance with the Brown Act and any State and Federal laws and regulations. They will also regularly review Samueli Academy's financial statements, cash flow and review the annual operating budget and present that information to the Board.

Elizabeth Dorn Parker, Chair

Foundation Development
Specialist, Orange Coast College
Foundation

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Sandi Jackson,

Community Philanthropist

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Kevin Tiber,

Senior Vice President and COO,
Farmers and Merchants Trust
Company

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Jeff Bloom,

Executive Vice President and Director,

Comerica Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group

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John Fogarty,

 

Next Meeting

Friday, February 12, 2021

8:00 AM

 

 
As a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus, on-going Board and Committee meetings will take place via teleconference:
 
Toll Free Number : 866-802-3408
Participant – 6969890#

 
 

Agenda: coming soon

 

 

Future Meetings
  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The purpose of this Committee is the development and oversight of Board membership, selection policies and procedures, screening potential Board candidates, preparation of a slate of proposed officers and Trustees, orientation, training and oversight of legal and governance issues in accordance with Samueli Academy bylaws as well as established Board of Trustees policies and procedures.

Chris Scheithauer, Chair

Partner, Call & Jensen, APC

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Sandi Jackson,

Community Philanthropist

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Susan Samueli,

Vice President, The Samueli
Foundation

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Shannon Zech,

Attorney and

Community Philanthropist

 

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Robert Santana,

CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
4:00 PM

 

As a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus, ongoing Board and Committee meetings will be taking place via Zoom:

 

https://zoom.us/j/8695868415?pwd=cTRTU0dFTzN6QWpwTHl3RytVZ3lyQT09

 

Or

Dial: (415) 762-9988

 

Enter meeting ID: 869-586-8415 (followed by #)

 

Press # to skip participant ID

 

Enter Numeric Password: 094310

 

Agenda: coming soon

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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