Governance & Leadership

The five-member Board of Trustees of the Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat Islamic Academy Foundation, Inc. governs the SKIA foundation college’s leadership, planning and resources. During the Board’s regular September meeting, a Nominating Committee consisting of three Trustees is appointed in odd-numbered years. It is charged with preparing a slate of nominees to serve as Board chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and comptroller. The election of officers is conducted at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in June of odd-numbered years.

Officers of the Board serve two-year terms. It is composed of the Wakif (chief trustee) as an ex-officio President/CEO, Vice Chair for finance & business, Corporate Secretary, and Treasurer. The Chair Emeritus and an Administrator are elected from members of the Board, but the Secretary, Treasurer, and Comptroller need not be members of the Board of Trustees.

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The Foundation College at SKIA

This Foundation College continues to honor SKIA Co-Campus administration and its tradition of shared governance through executive leadership committee. The academic council serves as an advisory body to the President for deliberative, inclusive and consultative decision-making process. The chief unit officers meet regularly with the President on key academic services as well as system-based projects and priorities.

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The Office of President acts as chief executive officer and works with the campus community to shape strategic direction to SKIA for quality institutional madaris experience of students.

The Office of Administrator works closely with SKIA deans, department heads, principals, student services, faculty and staff to oversee academic programs and instructional services in campus.

The Office of Finance and Business is the administrative, financial and operation unit of the SKIA and directs human resources and facility management, including campus safety among others.

Organizational Chart (by function)

Working together to ensure the continuing vitality of this educational institution and its ability to fulfill its mission, SKIA Administrators adapt to an integrated system approach for the organization and delivery of student academic services. They work closely with the President to provide executive leadership to the academic and administrative areas of this institution as well as to implement strategic initiatives and institutional policies.

Managing and leading a higher institution of learning in the 21st century requires leadership commitment that responds to student needs. Improving small college management encompasses a business-process continuum from student prospect, admission and aid, cost and affordability, orientation and registration, academic tracking and advising, and so on to alumni growth and achievement.