Governance of any organization is the structure that is created to assure the success and continuance of the mission. At Visitation, all decisions are made with the mission in mind. The Sisters and the ACF actively participate in the governance structure at Visitation by serving on the Board of Directors and as “Members of the Corporation.” The Members of the Corporation hold specific reserved powers to assure key decisions remain in their control. Should the Sisters no longer be able to participate in active ministry, the ACF will assume the full responsibility for exercising the reserved powers.
The Board of Directors set the policies to guide the operation of Visitation Academy. The Head of School, administration, faculty and staff then implement these policies into school operations and are responsible for the daily practice of the Catholic-Salesian life of Visitation Academy. The ACF is not involved in the daily operations of the school.