Committee: Board of Directors
Position: Member at Large
Term Dates: Three Years
In the bylaws, NAFSA's Board of Directors is charged with the following responsibility:
"The affairs of NAFSA shall be governed by the Board of Directors, whose duties include, but are not limited to, exercising leadership in the affairs of NAFSA; developing its policies, priorities, and positions; and providing direction for the development and stewardship of its resources through a strategic plan."
The composition of the Board is also set forth in the bylaws:
"The Board of Directors of NAFSA shall consist of four (4) directors elected to their offices by the membership, namely:
- the President of the Association, also serving as Chair of the Board (hereinafter President & Chair),
- the Vice President for Scholarship & Institutional Strategy,
- the Vice President for Public Policy & Practice, and
- the Vice President for Professional Development & Engagement;
and no fewer than thirteen (13) and no more than sixteen (16) additional Directors-at-Large elected by the membership. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (hereinafter referred to as the Executive Director & CEO) shall serve ex-officio and shall have no vote."
Up to one-third of the Board's membership can consist of individuals who are not members of the association. The remaining two-thirds must consist of NAFSA members.
Position updated January 2020