Bill Boyar Elected Executive Board Chair of KIPP Houston Public Schools
HOUSTON (Aug. 5, 2015) – Bill Boyar, founding shareholder of BoyarMiller, has been elected chair of the executive board of directors of KIPP Houston Public Schools. Boyar serves a two-year term and has been a member of the board of directors since 2011.
KIPP (the Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education and the skills necessary for future success.
“I am honored to chair this outstanding board and provide guidance to KIPP Houston, the largest region of the organization,” said Boyar. “While only eight percent of students from low-income communities in the U.S. graduate from college, our KIPPsters—as we affectionately call them—boast a 51 percent college graduation rate. With 24 schools in the Houston area, we serve more than 13,000 students.”
Sehba Ali, CEO and Superintendent of KIPP Houston Public Schools, cited support from community leaders as vital to achieving KIPP Houston’s strategic plan.
“We are very grateful to Bill Boyar and our board for the leadership they provide in guiding our vision to spur a transformation in Houston’s public education system as a whole,” said Ali. “KIPP Houston has demonstrated that our model of combining education and the development of quality character traits empowers students to become ethical leaders and productive citizens.”
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has grown to 183 public schools in 20 states and DC serving nearly 70,000 children.
BoyarMiller, a Houston-based law firm, is comprised of two practice groups: business and litigation. The business group serves multinational companies, middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs in need of collaborative and strategic representation. The litigation group represents organizations of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, seeking to resolve complex business issues and employment disputes. See www.boyarmiller.com for more information.
About KIPP Houston
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is on a mission to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond. Finishing its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.kipphouston.org.