Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School announced four new board members for the school’s 17-person board of directors chaired by BancFirst founder Gene Rainbolt. In addition, Cristo Rey OKC added a new member to its separate Corporate Work Study Board.
John Kennedy, president of Irish Realty and Main Street Parking, will represent the business community on the Cristo Rey board. Kennedy previously served as both Oklahoma secretary of state and interim secretary of commerce. He also served on the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Dean's Alumni Leadership Council and was recently named to the Harvard Kennedy School Fund Executive Council.
Kennedy received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University in history and political science and a master’s degree from Harvard University in public administration.
Guillermo “Willy” Morales, a structural analysis engineer at The Boeing Company, also will represent the business community. Morales is the education lead for Boeing-OKC’s Diversity Council and the vice president of the Boeing Hispanic Employees Network.
Prior to joining Boeing, he interned at NASA Langley and Spirit AeroSystems.
Joseph “Joe” Clytus II, owner of Utilities Information Service Inc., will represent the Oklahoma City community on the Cristo Rey OKC board. Previously, Clytus served as the budget director for the City of Oklahoma City and as marketing executive for Veolia Water Co.
Clytus is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City and an active advocate for community improvement issues. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University and his master’s degree as a National Urban Fellow from Occidental College.
Stephen Butler, assistant dean of advancement and external relations for Oklahoma City University School of Law, will represent academic management and operations on the Cristo Rey board. Butler also has served Pepperdine University’s School of Law as its director of law associates and annual giving.
Butler graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
In addition to the new members above, Cristo Rey OKC added Steven Agee to its board governing its Corporate Work Study Program. The CWSP board operates separately from the Cristo Rey OKC board and oversees the school's partnerships with local businesses.
Agee is the dean of the Meinders School of Business and professor of economics at Oklahoma City University. He served as president and chief operating officer of multiple oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Agee served six years on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City branch, with the last three years as its chairman.
Agee earned bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma. He earned a master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Kansas
Cristo Rey OKC is a private, college-preparatory Catholic school that exclusively serves students of limited means. Part of the national Cristo Rey Network, all schools focus on a combination of rigorous academics and “real world” work experience. One-hundred percent of Cristo Rey students receive financial aid as part of a corporate work-study program, funded by local businesses, where students work one day a week for the entire year at the partner company. The school will open its doors to its first class of incoming freshmen in fall of 2018.
For more information or to enroll students, go online to CristoReyOKC.org.