EDUCAUSE Board of Directors Nominations and Election Process

The nomination period for the 2024 EDUCAUSE Board of Directors is now closed. Thank you to all who applied or nominated a colleague! The call for 2025 nominations will open in January 2025.

Serving on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to get deeply involved in the association and help further the promise of higher education.

EDUCAUSE board members work together to advance EDUCAUSE and higher education, serving as the voice of community members in EDUCAUSE governance and ensuring that the association is responsive to the needs of our diverse community.

The board takes on difficult issues and exciting opportunities at the intersection of higher education and technology innovation, always working together in a collegial spirit focused on service. No group better represents the EDUCAUSE notion of “inspiring the transformation of higher education in service to a greater good” than this group of extraordinary professionals.

  • board member meeting conference attendees
  • EDUCAUSE president talking with board member
  • Tara Hughes
  • Peter Angelo

Nominations and Election Process

Participating in the nominations and election process is an important opportunity to help shape the direction of EDUCAUSE. The process goes as follows:

  • The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is charged with executing the process for nominating candidates to serve as elected directors.
  • The nominations period runs from January to February each year, and is open to EDUCAUSE institutional members.
  • Individuals at EDUCAUSE member institutions may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague.
  • The nominations process culminates with four candidates sitting for election for two open positions.
  • Voting for nominated candidates is conducted by primary representatives of EDUCAUSE member institutions during the summer, and results are announced in the fall.
  • When seats become available, the board appoints directors-at-large by majority vote.

What Board Members Say...

"The ultimate level of service is serving on the board of directors. You have a seat at the table to positively impact the future of higher education information technology. You also help guide our association to ensure its continued viability and importance. What an honor and privilege! I have enjoyed getting to know the staff and seeing their dedication to our members. Lastly, you also learn from other board members who are passionate, dedicated, and possess a wealth of knowledge."
—Keith McIntosh, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Richmond

"I realized how energizing it was to serve on the board. And I felt like the group was making a difference in a really critical part of higher education."
—Diane Graves, University Librarian Emerita, Trinity University

Have Questions?

Members of the Nominations and Leadership Development Committee are available to answer any questions you may have and the current EDUCAUSE Board of Directors are always happy to hear from those interested in service to EDUCAUSE. Feel free to reach out to any on these lists. If you are unsure who to contact, or your question may be better suited for EDUCAUSE staff, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.