The Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for establishing broad policies and for the general conduct of the affairs of the association. The board sets and ensures compliance with the organizational mission, provides oversight and guidance for the future direction of the association, and directs the work of NASFAA's task forces and committees.
Elected and Appointed Leadership
Per NASFAA's Bylaws there are 21 members of the Board of Directors:
- The national chair, national chair-elect, and immediate past national chair are the elected officers of the association, and serve for a year in each position. The national chair-elect must be elected by a majority vote of the institutional membership and must be an institutional member of NASFAA. (All are voting, the chair normally votes only in the case of a tie).
- Six regional representatives, who must be institutional members of NASFAA, are selected from each recognized regional association (voting, one-year term).
- Six national representatives-at-large, who must be institutional members of NASFAA, are elected by vote of the institutional membership without regard to geographical location (voting, two-year term).
- The treasurer, who is appointed by the national chair each year and approved by the board (voting, two-year term).
- Typically three commission directors, who are appointed by the national chair each year and approved by the Board of Directors (non-voting, one-year term).
- The president, who is appointed and confirmed by the Board of Directors (non-voting).
- The secretary, who is appointed by the president (non-voting).
One of our greatest resources is our volunteer leadership. Every year, over 150 members volunteer their expertise, influencing the development of NASFAA programs, products, and services. These volunteers carry out the goals of the association's Strategic Long-Range Plan and serve as authors, speakers, presenters, and more. Volunteers serve as task force and committee chairs and members. Volunteers are typically employees of NASFAA member institutions, usually with committee or leadership experience at the state and regional levels, who are willing to share new ideas, demonstrate strategic and visionary thinking, and desire to contribute to the greater good of NASFAA.
Governing Documents of the Association
Board of Directors Resources