Kevin T. Baine, Partner at Williams & Connolly, has been unanimously elected as the first Emeritus Director of the Cristo Rey Network.
CHICAGO - July 17, 2019 – Today, the Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors announced that Kevin T. Baine, Partner at Williams & Connolly, has been unanimously elected as the first Emeritus Director of the Cristo Rey Network. This celebrated appointment recognizes his distinguished past contributions and continued commitment to and involvement with the Cristo Rey movement.
Emeritus Directors are nominated and approved by the Board of Directors for those individuals who served "with highest esteem and excellence, above and beyond Board expectations, and with extraordinary distinction."
"As a Network Director from 2007-2017, Kevin's decade of extraordinary and influential service oversaw the steady growth from 12 Cristo Rey schools to 32," remarked John P. Foley, S.J., Cristo Rey Network Chair Emeritus and Chief Mission Officer. "Simultaneously, his influential leadership sharpened the Network's focus on excellence, accountability, and strategic planning."
Baine served as Cristo Rey Network Board Chair from 2013-2016. During his tenure, he promoted a renewed emphasis on the Network's shared mission and values. He launched a review and strengthening of Board policies and procedures and substantially expanded the Board's philanthropic support for the Network. Further, his leadership helped create the conditions possible for the deepened integration of national office programming delivered for and with the schools.
"Kevin's instrumental leadership and impact as Board Chair was critical to the success of the organization," said Nick Howley, Cristo Rey Network Board Chair. "The Board is proud to honor him as an Emeritus Director during this exciting time in the Network's history as we as continue to ensure that young men and women graduate Cristo Rey schools college-ready and career-prepared."
Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly's First Amendment practice group, Kevin Baine has represented many of the country's major media organizations, universities, churches, and other for-profit and nonprofit entities throughout his distinguished legal career. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and bachelor's degree from Princeton University.