Board of Trustees

Chris Scheithauer, Chair

Shareholder, Call & Jensen

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Elizabeth Dorn Parker, Ed.D., Vice Chair and Treasurer

Governing Board Member, Coast Community College District

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Richard Arum, Secretary

Professor of Sociology and Education, UCI

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Sandi Jackson, Founding Board Chair

Community Philanthropist

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Susan Samueli, Trustee

Board Co-Chair & Vice President, The Samueli Foundation

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Susamma (Susan) Barua, Ph.D., Trustee

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

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Robert Santana, Trustee

CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast

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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, February 27, 2024

6:00 p.m.

 

Samueli Academy
1901 N. Fairview Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92706
 

Agenda: 2.27.2024 Board Agenda

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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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,

Professor of Sociology and 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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Lisa Dallendorfer,

Owner and Principal of The Dall Group

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
4:00 pm

See agenda for location information

Agenda: 01.16.2024 Academic Committee Agenda

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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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, Ed.D.,

Governing Board Member,

Coast Community College District

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Russell Stein,

Founding Partner
HUDDL3 Group

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Next Meeting

TBD

Agenda: SA Audit Agenda 10.5.23

 

Future Meetings
  • TBD

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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, Ed.D., Chair

Governing Board Member,

Coast Community College District

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Sandi Jackson,

Community Philanthropist

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Kevin Tiber,

Executive Vice President,
Farmers & Merchants Bank/Trust Co.

 

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Jeff Bloom,

Executive Vice President and Director,

Comerica Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group

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John Fogarty,

Russell Stein,

Founding Partner
HUDDL3 Group

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Next Meeting

Friday, February 9, 2024

8:00 AM

 

Agenda: 2.09.2024 Finance Committee Agenda

Future Meetings
  • Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Friday, May, 10, 2024

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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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Robert Santana,

CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
4:00 P.M.

 

Call & Jensen Offices
610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 700
Newport Beach, CA 92660
 

Agenda: https://samueliacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2.6.2024-Governance-Committee-Agenda.pdf

Future Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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