The Board of Trustees also provides fiduciary oversight of the school’s operations. The Board of Trustees is responsible for supporting and leading long-range strategic planning and fundraising efforts to ensure Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s future growth and sustainability.
The Board of Trustees is generally comprised of 15 to 30 members. It strives to reflect diversity consistent with the stated mission of the school. Its members include alumni, current parents, past parents, grandparents and individuals from the broader community who bring particular professional expertise and perspective. Officers of the Board are nominated and elected by the full Board each year.
Trustees are elected to serve for a three-year term, and are eligible to serve for two additional, two-year terms upon expiration of their present term. Trustees are expected to actively support and promote the school’s mission, vision, strategic goals and policy positions as well as fundraise for the school. Standing committees of the Board consist of Governance, Finance, Advancement, Buildings and Grounds, Audit and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In any given year, ad hoc Committees may be formed to lead various special projects or other strategic initiatives.