Leadership and Governance

Board of Directors

NAFSA's leadership structure is led by a Board of Directors. The board guides the association through its Strategic Plan that sets out goals and objectives over a three-year horizon.

Meet the Board

Senior Staff

NAFSA's office is led by the executive director and CEO, senior advisers, and deputy executive directors.

Meet the Senior Staff


Explore NAFSA's strategic plan, bylaws and standing rules, ethical principles, and the association's diversity and inclusion statement.

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Become a Leader

NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association to create and disseminate knowledge, to influence public policy, and to maintain a strong organization.

Become a Volunteer Leader

NAFSA Presidents

The president of the association is elected by the membership at large. As the chair of the board of directors, the president leads the board in developing policies, priorities and positions, and providing direction for the development and stewardship of its resources through a strategic plan.