HKIS Board Committees are comprised of Board members, administrators and community members (marked with *) who are invited to serve on select committees. The Chair of the Board and the Head of School are ex-officio members of all committees.
Committee on Trustees
The Committee on Trustees makes recommendations to the Board concerning the composition of the Board—identifying, recruiting and proposing new trustees. In addition, this committee coordinates the identification, recruitment and selection of Board committee members in consultation with the Board chair, the Head of School, and the relevant Board committee chairs. Finally, the Committee on Trustees facilitates the Board’s self-assessment, its plans for leadership succession, and the professional development of trustees through orientation, training, and on-going education.
The Advancement Committee assists the Board in its policy-setting responsibilities for major directions in development, fundraising, planned giving, alumni relations programs, communications, public relations and marketing. The Annual Fund Committee provides regular updates to the Advancement Board Committee.
Wei Dian - Chair
Heath Hignight - Committee Administrator
Bonnie Bajaj - PFO President
Marcela Millan - Booster Club President
Matthew Sears ('02) - HK Chapter Alumni Association
The Facilities Committee is responsible for overseeing HKIS's buildings and facilities and the approved Master Facilities Plan, including design, procurement, construction and handover to the relevant users. The Facilities Committee also develops and maintains school policies that relate to facilities and will present changes to the Board for approval as required. The Facilities Committee assist and advises the Director of Facilities Management in overseeing the yearly renovations and repairs to HKIS's buildings and facilities as well as all new major construction projects.
David Kan - Chair
Raman Paravaikkarasu - Committee Administrator
In concert with the HKIS finance department, the Finance Committee develops HKIS’s long-range financial plan and yearly operational budget, including setting tuition levels, determining the allocation of funds to the Investment Sub-Committee and the use of these funds, in each case for Board approval. The Finance Committee also monitors the implementation of the budget; makes periodic reports to the Board on the school’s financial status and educates the Board on nonprofit financial reporting and trends affecting the school’s finances.
Ji-Il Kwon – Chair
Joy Okazaki - Committee Administrator
Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee
The Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee is responsible for supporting the Head of School, evaluating the performance of the Head of School and making a recommendation to the Board concerning the Head of School’s compensation for the following academic year.