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Heads & Trustees Day
Date / Time
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jepson Alumni Center
Participant Fee
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /
Wednesday, June 16, 2020
Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Designed for VAIS heads of schools and trustees, this day is an energizing and thought-provoking opportunity for independent school board members to gain broader perspective on some of the greater issues and trends affecting independent schools today.  Additionally, it is a chance to meet with other trustees and hold stimulating conversations about leading schools in this day and age.


Patrick F. Bassett, President, Heads Up Educational Consulting 
Patrick F. Bassett is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Williams College (’70) where he was captain of the lacrosse team, Bassett also holds a master's degree in film studies from Northwestern University (’73). He and his wife, Barbara, have two grown daughters and two grandchildren living in Boulder, CO. His passions are cinema critiquing and golf, the latter for which, sadly, he seems to have a flat learning curve.

Patrick F. Bassett, officially retired in 2019, has served over the course of five decades in the independent 
school industry as teacher, head of school, past president of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools, and co-founder and president of Heads Up Educational Consulting, LLC., an educational consulting firm. He is a past trustee of his alma mater, Williams College, and currently sits on the boards of Woodberry Forest School, Finalsite, Three-W, Grab the Torch, and United Educators, all serving the
independent school industry.

Board Chairs, Trustees and Heads


Jepson Alumni Center
442 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Includes materials and lunch
Member Fees:        $175
NonMember Fees:  $275

Final date to register for this program is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. No refunds after this date. Please refer to the VAIS Cancellation Policy for further clarification.
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