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Not Next Year, Volunteer for NACAC Committee Service NOW

By David Burge, NACAC President-elect

David BurgeNow is your time, NACAC needs leaders like you!

I had always considered NACAC service to be something I would do in a non-committal ‘someday.’ It wasn’t until I was nudged by a friend that I decided to actually take action, and I am so glad that I did.  This year is your ‘someday’ to take action and I can’t imagine a more important time to make your voice heard as we tackle issues of national importance.  

If you have been searching for an outlet to express your professional opinion beyond the scope of your position, this is it.  If you are looking for a way to shape the organization’s future direction, this is it.  If you want to see NACAC leverage member influence over important areas of the national dialogue, this is it.  

NACAC members who serve on national committees give their time and talent while enjoying the professional and personal rewards of a dynamic leadership opportunity.  Committee members have the opportunity to discover and research important issues impacting our profession while holding true to our ethics.  Additionally, committee members work with NACAC staff to determine where programs and policies can be created or further expanded to meet NACAC’s strategic principles.

Committee members come from high schools, community colleges, universities, community-based organizations, and many other segments of our membership.  The one common trait all committee members have is passion to impact change while possessing the energy, ideas, and leadership ability to ensure that our association remains vibrant and relevant.

I challenge each of you to consider NACAC committee service right away and know that you will find the experience fulfilling, educational, and personally rewarding.  

Make an informed decision and take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the process and role of each national committee.  Please review the complete committee service guidelines for information regarding the expectations, eligibility, volunteer forms, and appointment process for committee members.

The deadline for submitting volunteer forms, recommendations and supporting documents is Feb. 1. to learn more about applying for committee service work, visit the NACAC Web site.

Please note that volunteering for committee service is a separate and distinct process from running for election to the Board of Directors.  
•    Committee appointments are made by the NACAC President, President-elect and Past President, and approved by the Board of Directors.
•    The slate of nominees for the NACAC Board of Directors is selected from among the applicants by the Governance and Nominating Committee which will announce the “Call for Candidates” in December for submission by February 1, 2017.

Qualified members may apply for both committee service and the Board of Directors during the same application cycle.  

Learn more about each standing committee.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding specific committees or committee service.

I look forward to receiving your application for NACAC committee service!

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