Term: 1 year (preceded by one year term as Chair-Elect, and followed by one year term as Past Chair)

Appointment: Elected by the membership


  • Must have served on a past team. Experience with NAFSA organization and activities. Attendance at past conferences and conference workshop presentations a plus.
  • Must be NAFSA member working in education.

General responsibilities include:

  • Serve as voting member of chair stream and regional team.
  • Work with chair stream to coordinate and oversee regional business
  • Develop agenda and chair four team meetings:

    • Spring team meeting
    • Summer team and conference planning meeting
    • Team meeting at national conference
    • Team meeting at regional conference
  • Develop agenda and coordinate two business meetings:

    • National conference
    • Regional conference
  • Assist Conference Planner with plans for regional conference
  • Approve expenditures and sign checks for regional business.
  • Liaise with national headquarters to coordinate regional and national business
  • Initiate search for chair of nominations committee
  • Attend national leadership training when required
  • Initiate search for and review future conference sites
  • Respond to membership needs and requests
  • Work with Info Tech team member to keep web site updated.
  • Initiate call for award nominations for conference presentations.
  • With Chair and chair-elect, consider appropriate candidates for regional team positions.
  • Share information with other regional chairs.
  • As available, attend other events: Spring Immigration Workshop, Advocacy Day, etc.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the GRAC team.