Term: Three years

Appointment: By chair stream


  • A NAFSA member working in education
  • Willingness to serve as a regional leader
  • Support and encouragement of home institution to carry out responsibilities of Special Projects Chair, including participation in training events, regional and national conferences
  • Previous experience in organizing and overseeing events and processes


  • Serve as an active voting member of the regional team.
  • Region Awards

    • Solicit nominations from the region for annual Region XI Awards in the late spring/early summer
    • Compile nominations from team members and entire NAFSA Region XI at large and coordinate with Chair stream to select awards recipients.
    • Work with printers and engraving vendors to create annual framed and plaque awards for award at the conference.
  • Conference Grants – Regional Conference

    • Solicit applications from the region for Conference Grant Awards
    • Coordinate with Chair Stream to choose Conference Grant Award recipients
  • Mini-Grants

    • Solicit applications from the region for Mini-grant Awards.
    • Coordinate with Chair Stream to choose Mini-grant award recipients.
  • Itinerary for Awards Luncheon – Regional Conference

    • Organize itinerary for awards luncheon presentation
    • Organize seating arrangements for the team and special guests.
  • Coordinate and manage Job Registry at annual regional conference.
  • At Chair's request, initiate and manage specific, targeted conferences/workshops at other times during the year.
  • Participate in regional team meetings and training to represent special project ideas and work with team members.
  • Serve on the Conference Planning Team and assist with conference events as needed.
  • Help the Regional Chair Stream in identifying potential candidates for the next term.