The National Association of College and University Attorneys
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
November 30, 2012
Dear NACUA Colleague:
The NACUA Committee on Nominations and Elections requests and welcomes your nominations of NACUA colleagues to serve on the FY 2013-14 Board of Directors.
This year’s Committee will be considering candidates for nomination for six at-large Board positions and the Offices of Secretary and President-Elect.
Please read the information detailing the roles and responsibilities of NACUA leaders and help us identify nominees by using the process described. In March 2013, the Committee will meet in Nashville to review those who have been nominated from among our colleagues to serve as at-large members, Secretary, and as President-Elect on the Board of Directors.
The Committee seeks an outstanding pool of nominees. Your nominations assist the Committee in ensuring that, among other things, the leadership of NACUA reflects a consistent commitment to service to, as well as exemplifies the rich diversity of, NACUA’s member institutions and their representatives.
The statements of responsibilities applicable to the positions may be accessed through the following link: http://www.nacua.org/aboutnacua/committees/nominations/docs/Bdresponsibilities.pdf
Board of Directors:
Service on NACUA’s Board offers a significant volunteer opportunity to support and serve our member institutions and their representatives by participating in NACUA’s governance process. Thus, please consider nominating qualified colleagues for at-large members who have not yet had the opportunity to participate at this level of volunteer service to our membership.
Leadership and Service Experience
If you are interested in reviewing the list of persons currently and previously serving on the Board, please access: http://www.nacua.org/AboutNACUA/board/pastboard.pdf
NACUA’s statements of mission and core values, as well as its current strategic priorities, may be viewed at http://www.nacua.org/aboutnacua/mission.asp.
Deadline, Mode of Submission, and Other Information
Deadline and Mode of Submission
The NACUA Office will request a comprehensive overview and background directly from each candidate for nomination. As part of the process, candidates are asked to indicate their willingness and ability to serve. Therefore, while you may discuss the nomination with a candidate prior to nomination, you are not responsible for determining their willingness to serve or for providing us with background information on your nominee(s).
Nominees frequently are nominated more than once. As we typically receive many nominees for the 6 at-large Board member seats, qualified candidates may not be selected the first or a subsequent time they are nominated. Therefore, NACUA encourages the nomination of all qualified individuals even if they have been nominated before, but not selected as a candidate. If the individuals you nominate are not selected to serve it is reflective of the outstanding quality and breath of the candidate pool and the commitment of NACUA to offer as many qualified nominees as possible the opportunity to serve our membership in this capacity.
Communications & Confidentiality
The NACUA nominations process encourages wide and open participation by the membership, and the Association will provide any additional information about the process upon request. The NACUA staff and the Committee on Nominations and Elections are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the inquiries and deliberations throughout and following the process of consideration.
The Committee on Nominations and Elections will meet in Nashville, TN in March 2013, in conjunction with the CLE Workshop. The Committee will develop a single slate of nominees. Once all nominees confirm that they are willing and able to serve, the slate will be presented to the membership. Primary institutional member representatives will vote on the slate of nominees at the 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
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NACUA has a long tradition of excellence in its volunteers. One of the most significant contributions you can make is to assist the organization in ensuring that highly qualified and dedicated leadership is in place for its future.
Please take this opportunity to nominate a deserving colleague. If you have questions regarding this letter or related procedures, please contact me at the email address below, or Paul Parsons, NACUA Deputy CEO and the staff liaison to the Committee.
cc: Dana Scaduto, President