Overall Responsibility
Provide leadership for the Awards Subcommittee of the MEC which proposes a slate of award nominations to the Professional Development and Engagement Committee of the Board of Directors each year. This important position reports to the Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee and is under the purview of NAFSA’s Board of Directors through the Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement (VP PDE).

Major Functions and Responsibilities of the Awards Subcommittee Chair
The Chair leads the Awards Subcommittee, and on behalf of the Membership Engagement Committee, the Awards Subcommittee manages three national awards in alignment with the NAFSA Bylaws and Standing Rules, which include: the Award for Distinguished Service to NAFSA in honor of Homer Higbee, Life Membership Award, and The Rising Star Young Leader Award. This position is also an active member of the Membership Engagement Committee throughout the year.

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