A purposeful blend of skills and experiences of the Governing Board of Directors and school leadership was carefully selected to provide strategic direction, maintain good financial health, oversight, and carry out all fiduciary obligations of Higher Institute of Arts and Technology to fulfill the mission and goals. The governing board of directors was established upon and maintains the following values: shared commitment and passion to the organization‖s mission and goals, diversity of membership for community representation, loyalty to the process of development and implementation of the HIAT vision, and a variety of expertise to meet the 13 needs of the school. HIAT has built a diverse and capable governance body that is essential for long-term success. Members of the governing board of directors come from both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors including education, business, law, and social services possessing a wealth of experiences and expertise.
The Advisory Board’s purpose is to strengthen the Arts and Technology programs it serves. The Advisory Board is elected by the HIAT governing board and reports to the board. The Advisory board exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for Arts and Technology education. It has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Advisory Boards work cooperatively with school officials in planning and carrying out committee work. Members share an expert knowledge of the career tasks and competency requirements for specific occupations. The Advisory Board may serve a specific Arts and Technology program or a combined committee may serve several programs.