The NACUA Board met in November prior to the CLE workshop on Compliance in Washington, DC, and addressed a variety of issues, including: the strong financial position of the Association that results from excellent attendance and participation in live meetings and virtual programs; a 98% retention rate for members; and positive investment returns. We are ever mindful of institutional budgets when determining dues and registration fees and continue to appreciate our members’ significant volunteer efforts that allow us to bring you high-quality programming and services.
The Board’s Chair-Elect Leanne Shank has left Washington & Lee University after more than 20 years of service as General Counsel and recently began a new position as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Although individuals from associate institutional member institutions such as the LSAC are not eligible to be elected to the Board, the bylaws permit an officer or member of the Board who ceases to meet the eligibility requirements to continue to serve until completion of the term for which that individual was elected, or in the case of the Chair-Elect, until the completion of the term as Chair, if specifically approved by the Board. After reviewing Leanne’s qualifications and ongoing commitment to NACUA, the Board voted to allow Leanne to continue in her role as Chair-Elect and then Chair of the Board (per the Association’s Bylaws, the Chair-Elect automatically ascends to the position as Chair without further vote).
As we move toward the end of 2017, I am grateful to have such an outstanding Board and leadership of NACUA, a group of volunteers who are better than none, and members who value the work of NACUA. I also give thanks for a high-performing and hard-working staff that is here to serve member needs and a pleasure with whom to work every day. I wish you a happy holiday and a peaceful new year. Thank you for the honor of serving NACUA.