Baylor School’s Dallas Joseph Named To SSATB Board

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Following its second annual Call for Nominations process, the Secondary School Admission Test Board chose five members of the independent school admission community to serve as the newest members of the Board of Trustees, including Baylor School’s Chief Financial Officer Dallas Joseph. 

SSATB is a non-profit organization that administers the Secondary School Admission Test and is dedicated to supporting admission professionals around the world, while advancing and adding value to the private school admission process for schools, students, and families. “We received an incredibly strong candidate pool through the nomination process,” remarked Board Chair Lawrence Sampleton, director of Admission and Financial Aid at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Texas, “We had some truly difficult decisions to make, as each candidate brought a unique set of skills and experience to the table. We look forward to working with our new Board colleagues.” New trustees will participate in an orientation and onboarding session at SSATB’s offices this May.

Mr. Joseph has a combined 22 years of professional experience in education, from private colleges to his current experience in K-12 education. His experiences with human resources, auxiliary services, comptroller's office, financial aid, campus police and facilities, planning, and purchasing have been varied and extensive. Mr. Joseph currently serves as Baylor's chief financial officer. His previous experience includes appointments as vice president for Finance and Operations at Fisk University in Nashville, vice president for Finance at Suomi College in Hancock, Mich., and controller at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University's Fetterman Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in accounting control systems from the University of North Texas. Mr. Joseph is the chairman and a Board Member for the National Business Officer Association.

Mr. Joseph will be joined by new board members Susan Booth, currently senior director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Association of Independent Schools and new director of Professional Growth and Learning, the Online School for Girls (beginning May 1), Jon Deveaux, director of Admissions, Westminster School (CT), John Kerney, head of School, The Winchendon School (MA), and Booth Kyle, director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Lakeside School (WA).

The open nomination process will resume this fall with the solicitation of additional Board members to replace those leaving the board. SSATB Executive Director Heather Hoerle remarked, “Our open nomination process continues SSATB’s commitment to inclusion and transparency with our membership. I’d like to thank all those who nominated candidates and the candidates themselves. We received so many outstanding applications and I am thrilled to welcome our new Board members.”

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