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Nominating Colleagues to Serve

We are seeking nominations for the following positions:

Board of Trustees

  • Four Trustees elected nationally
  • One Trustee elected by the New England Regional Assembly 
  • One Trustee elected by the Southern Regional Assembly

Academic Assembly

  • One Chair-Elect of the Academic Assembly
  • One nationally-elected member of the Academic Assembly Council
  • One council member elected by the New England Regional Academic Assembly
  • One council member elected by the Southern Regional  Academic Assembly

College Scholarship Service Assembly

  • One Chair-Elect of the College Scholarship Service Assembly
  • Two nationally-elected members of the College Scholarship Service Assembly Council
  • One council member elected by the Midwestern Regional College Scholarship Service Assembly

College Scholarship Service National Nominating Committee

  • One committee member elected by the New England Regional College Scholarship Service Assembly
  • One committee member elected by the Southwest Regional College Scholarship Service Assembly

Guidance and Admission Assembly

  • One Chair-Elect of the Guidance and Admission Assembly
  • Three nationally-elected members of the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council
  • One council member elected by the Southern Regional  Guidance and Admission Assembly 

Nominations FAQ

Do I need to be employed by a member institution of the College Board to be eligible for nomination?

Only elected members of the College Scholarship Service Assembly Council are required to be affiliated with a member institution. For all other elected positions, you are not required to be affiliated with a member institution; however, you will need a good understanding of how the College Board works and of the services it provides to its members.

Which states/territories are represented by each College Board region?

  • Middle States Region: Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
  • Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin
  • New England Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Southern Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
  • Southwestern Region: Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Western Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Who can nominate me?

Anyone who knows you well can nominate you. You can also nominate yourself.

Is it beneficial to have more than one nominator?

No.

Should I submit a letter of recommendation or a personal statement?

Should you feel it would help the nominations committee understand your strengths and experience more fully, you are welcome to submit a letter of recommendation or personal statement. The committee will contact candidates if they need more information to consider their nomination.

How are nominations evaluated?

Nominating Committees will review nominations and select the candidates for inclusion on the ballot, which is then voted on by College Board member delegates.

I applied before, but wasn’t successful. Is it worth applying again?

Yes. The Nominating Committee has to consider the current balance of Council members, their experience and skills. You may not have been selected last time because there were already a number of Council members with experience similar to yours, or because other skills and experiences were prioritized.

What are the benefits of serving in these roles?

Colleagues often describe their term as one of the most rewarding and enriching professional experiences they have had. You will learn from professionals throughout the education community and will help shape programs and initiatives that will improve education outcomes and experiences for students across the nation.

Is the position paid?

No, but we will cover all reasonable expenses in line with our policy, including travel, accommodations, and meals.

How long are terms of service?

The terms for nationally and regionally elected positions on the Board of Trustees are four years.

The terms for National Council leadership positions are six years, two years as chair-elect, two years as chair, and two years as past-chair. Additionally, the current chair and past-chair serve as members of the Board of Trustees.

The term for nationally elected positions on the National Assembly Councils are for terms of three years.

If I am elected, when will my term begin?

Terms for positions elected during the 2017 cycle will begin on November 1, 2017.

How often does the Board of Trustees meet?

The meeting commitment is four two‐day meetings a year. Trustees are also expected to attend the national Forum and at least one regional forum.

How often do the National Councils meet?

The elected positions on the National Assembly Councils are for terms of three years. The meeting commitment is for two two-day meetings a year—one in May and one in December.