Becoming A Board Member
I hope all is well as we approach the final months of another academic year! The 10th Annual National Outreach Conference is just around the corner, and I’m excited to see everyone in Michigan from June 7th- 9th – it should be quite a celebration!
At the conference, we will be holding elections to fill 3 positions on the Board of Directors, each to serve 2-year terms. I am writing to announce that the call for nominations will be open from April 11th through May 1st. If interested in running for a position, here are the initial steps in the process:
1. Have a conversation with your director about the time and financial commitments associated with a position. A description of board member activities in more detail & can be found here. As the organization grows, we intend to prioritize board member funding, however, we are not able to do so at this time. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Tom Golightly if we can provide additional information or answer questions re: this conversation with your director.
2. Be sure that your school is a current member of AUCCCO – only nominees from active member institutions, in good standing with the organization will be considered.
3. Upon receiving approval from your director, declare your candidacy and intention to run by emailing one of the Executive Committee members by May 1st, 2017:
Network, Network! While at the
conference, candidates are encouraged to talk with members about their interest
in being on the board, and what they hope to accomplish if elected to a board
position. We are currently working with
conference planners to determine time/space for more formal networking and there
is ample time to meet members during the conference. Information will also be posted on the
website, listserv, & social media.
Thank you for considering a position on the Board of Directors, it is a wonderful leadership opportunity, and truly a pleasure to work with such a dedicated, thoughtful, and fun group of outreach professionals. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions along the way. Current board member information can be found here.
Kelly Thorne, PsyD