Announcing four new board members to equal 32 prominent leaders from the business, education, and religious sectors to govern the Cristo Rey Network.
April 27, 2021 – CHICAGO – The Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors has approved the appointment of four new members.
"We are thrilled with the addition of these four new mission-aligned Board members, who will contribute expertise in areas of college access and completion, fiscal sustainability, and support for our Corporate Work Study Program," said Cristo Rey Network President and CEO Elizabeth Goettl.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D. is a longstanding faculty member of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin for the last 30 years. Passionate about teaching and research on student success, Dr. Reyes' writing focuses on education and opportunity. He has garnered notable achievements and distinctions in his career, including raising more than $23 million in research development grants, serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Education Research Center, holding the Ashbel Smith Professor in Education Policy and Administration at UT Austin, receiving the Ronald Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), and being named to numerous national committees to review the quality of university programs, including the Ohio Board of Regents Review for Education Programs.
Tina S. Holland, Ph.D. is in her sixth year as President of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, formerly Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before moving to Baton Rouge, Dr. Holland served for more than 22 years at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana where she was a member of the mathematics faculty, served as a program director for at-risk students, later as Vice President for Student Affairs, and ultimately as Executive Vice President and Provost.
Dr. Holland serves on the boards of several education and service organizations, including the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Saint Joseph Seminary College, St. Joseph's Academy, and Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.
Peter Skoglund served as former Managing Director of Credit Suisse and Vice Chairman of Private Banking North America. He was also a member of the Private Banking Americas Management Committee and the Global Leadership Council (GLC). Skoglund was a Trustee of the Credit Suisse Foundation and served on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee (MDEC) from 2005-2007. He is a trusted board member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, Off the Street Club, and previously the Education Pioneers Ragdale Foundation.
Montanea Daniels is one of the Board's two new Graduate directors. A 2011 alumnus of Providence Cristo Rey High School, Montana enrolled in Franklin College and earned her Bachelor's degree in biology. During high school, Montanea worked at Eli Lilly & Company in her Corporate Work Study assignment, and after graduating from Franklin became employed as a biologist with her former Corporate Work Study Partner. Her current title is Biologist-Immunology and Translational Sciences. Montanea serves on the Board of Directors of Providence Cristo Rey and is the Assistant Volleyball Coach. She is also a workplace supervisor for Cristo Rey student workers at Eli Lilly.
With the addition of these new members, the Board is now comprised of 32 prominent leaders from the business, education, and religious sectors to govern the Cristo Rey Network.