Advisory Board and Governance

BUA Governance

The Boston University Board of Trustees is the official governing body of Boston University Academy. BU’s Board of Trustees provides oversight of and has fiduciary responsibility for the University’s academic, financial, and business affairs. Oversight of BUA is consistent with all of BU’s schools and colleges. BUA’s Head of School reports directly to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University.

BUA Head of School Advisory Board

The BUA Head of School Advisory Board is a group composed of current parents, alumni, past parents, and experts from beyond the school community. The purview of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and counsel to the Head of School. The group does not have governance roles or responsibilities. Members foster community engagement, provide philanthropic leadership, discuss strategic priorities, and help represent BUA within the larger university environment. Members are selected by the Head of School in consultation with the chair(s) of the Advisory Board. The BUA Head of School Advisory Board is sanctioned by the Provost of Boston University, as are each of BU’s advisory boards.* For more information, please contact Margo Cox, assistant director of institutional advancement.

View Advisory Board member bios and photos here. 

2019-2020 BUA Head of School Advisory Board

  • Graham Healy-Day ’07, co-chair
  • Esmeralda Swartz P’22, P’24, co-chair
  • Kenneth Bacow ’00
  • Carl Beatty P’16
  • Norman Blanchard Questrom ’88, Questrom ’94, P’16
  • Michael Bongiorno P’18
  • Charles Desmond
  • Karen Gratiano P’20
  • Njeri Grevious ’13
  • Jennifer Johnson ’00
  • Katie Kozin ’00
  • Shaheen Lakhani P’22
  • Alexander Maloney ’02
  • Timothy Manning MET ’97, P’16
  • Barbara Rotger MET ’11, P’13, P’17
  • Sharon Stanfill P’11
  • Cristy Walsh P’22

*Boston University’s Deans’ Advisory Boards are small groups of alumni and friends selected to offer the deans of the University’s schools and colleges input and guidance on choosing future directions, facing complex challenges, setting priorities, and garnering the additional resources necessary to maintain and enhance the University’s excellence. Members act as sounding boards and expert advisors in their individual fields.