Elected by College Board member delegates, the Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College Board.
Trustee responsibilities include the following:
- Making legal and fiduciary decisions
- Approving the organization's mission, strategic goals, and objectives
- Establishing policies related to membership, programs and services
- Approving the annual budget and major program fees
- Advising the president, who is responsible for the management of the organization
The Trustee Committee on Nominations draws up the slate of candidates for the 12 Trustees elected directly by the members. Nine Trustees are elected by the regional assemblies. Three Trustees are elected by the national assemblies. In addition, the chairs of the three national assemblies serve on the Board of Trustees. The chair, the vice chair, and the immediately preceding chair of the Board of Trustees and the president of the College Board serve as members ex officio.
The chair and vice-chair serve two-year terms; other Trustees generally serve four-year terms. The Board of Trustees oversees a number of Committees and Advisory Panels.
Below are the 31 members of the Board of Trustees.
Call for nominations
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College Board. It establishes policy and strategic direction and exercises legal and fiduciary responsibility on behalf of more than 6,000 member institutions. This year the Committee will propose nominations for election at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Members for four (4) Trustee positions.
The first priority for the Committee is to identify highly qualified candidates who have made outstanding contributions in their fields, who understand the needs of College Board members and their students, who bring expertise in governing a large and complex organization, and who share the College Board’s commitment to equity and its mission of preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college success and opportunity. Of particular interest in filling the positions will be classroom teachers, principals and faculty, and educators with financial expertise.
To help you determine whether one of these roles may be right for you, we have produced a frequently asked questions document. If you have further questions, please direct them to email@example.com or call 212-713-8272.
Please use the Candidate Nomination Form, available on the right of this page, to submit a candidate for consideration by the appropriate nominating committee. You will also need to submit the candidate’s résumé and a brief (400–500 word) statement about why you believe this individual should be nominated for a position.