The Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon's Seminary held a board retreat at the seminary, on Thursday, October 16th, with consultants of the Zielinski Companies. Zielinski Companies assists and serves the management needs of religious institutions and other non-profit organizations with financial, planning, and management consulting services. Greg Zielinski, Ph.D. and Dawn Miller, CFRE, focused the 5 hour session on the responsibilities and duties of a not-for-profit board, fund development, and the role of trustees in fundraising and board self assessment. Holding periodic retreats is also an important dimension of board and also faculty development. This is a critical juncture in terms of board development, as St. Tikhon's is currently in the midst of a self-study in preparation for an upcoming re-accreditation review with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Mr. Michael Herzak, Board Chair, reflected on the retreat: "The session was well received by the STOTS Board and will be invaluable going forward."