Nominating Colleagues to Serve

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague

Regional Council Call for Nominations

We’re accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 membership year.

College Board governance representatives reflect perspectives of professionals working at our K–12 and higher education member institutions. By adding their voices to policy, program, and procedure discussions, regional council members shape the direction of the College Board.

We encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague to participate in the governance of the College Board. Nominees selected for the election are voted on by delegates from their respective College Board region. We’re seeking nominations for the following positions:

Middle States Region

  • 5 Regional Council Member-at-Large positions, for the term March 2022-March 2025

Midwestern Region

  • 4 Regional Council Member-at-Large positions, for the term March 2022-March 2025

New England Region

  • 4 Regional Council Member-at-Large positions, for the term March 2022-March 2025

Southern Region

  • 4 Regional Council Member-at-Large positions, for the term March 2022-March 2025

Southwestern Region

  • 2  Regional Council Member-at-Large position, for the term March 2022-March 2025

Western Region

  • 6  Regional Council Member-at-Large positions, for the term March 2022-March 2025

Regional Council Member Roles and Responsibilities

  • Regional Council Members serve a three-year term representing regional members, bringing suggestions, issues, and concerns about programs and services to the council table.
  • Provide advice and engage in finding solutions for challenges facing members and member institutions.
  • Represent the voice of their constituency by attending council meetings during their three-year term and participating in the activities of and engaging in communication with the regional office.

All reasonable expenses for the council meetings are covered by the College Board.

How to Submit a Nomination

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please complete the nominations form.  You’ll be asked for candidate information, a résumé, and a statement indicating why this individual is suitable for the position.

Deadline to submit nominations:  November 5, 2021.

Please Consider 

Note: Because of the number of qualified applicants we review annually, the nomination committee isn’t able to advance all candidates to the final election ballot. We'll notify you about your ballot status within 45 days of the close of the nomination period.

Thanks for participating in our governance process.

FAQs

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

Although candidates don’t need to be employed by a member institution of the College Board, the nominating committees typically look for candidates familiar with College Board programs and services, and the governance structure. For regionally elected positions, the nominee’s professional activity should take place in the respective geographical region. If you are unsure of which region you belong to, please send an email to [email protected]

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Who can nominate me?

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

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Do I have to submit a letter of recommendation/personal statement?

Yes, as it helps the nominations committee better understand your candidate’s strengths and experience. The nominations committees will contact candidates if more information is needed.

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I nominated myself or someone else before but wasn’t successful. Is it worth submitting again?

Yes. Recruitment priorities change each year, based on the composition of each governance body.

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What are the benefits of serving?

Trustees and council members describe their College Board governance service as one of the most rewarding and enriching professional experiences they have had. It gives you an opportunity to join a diverse and impressive community of education professionals who support the College Board’s mission to clear a path for all students to own their future.

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Is the position paid?

No, but we cover reasonable business costs specified in our volunteer expense policy, including travel, lodging, and meals. For more information, please send an email to [email protected]

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Are meetings held in person?

Typically, meetings of the Board of Trustees and Councils are held in person. During the covid-19 pandemic, these meetings have shifted to a virtual format to ensure the health and safety of our members and the students they serve.

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