AACC is governed by a 32-member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors acts on behalf of the institutional members to create and maintain a vision for AACC and to determine and ensure that the organization adheres to appropriate standards of performance. The Board governs on behalf of the members of AACC as defined in the AACC constitution and it is committed to guaranteeing accountability of AACC to the membership.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who elects the Board?
24 members are elected by the AACC membership (18 institutional representatives and six affiliated council representatives). Six are elected by the Board itself (three institutional at-large members and three public at-large members, representing constituencies such as boards of trustees, business or government). The chair is elected by the Board and serves one year as chair-elect, one year as chair, and one year as past chair.
How can I become a Board member?
Following the annual August Board meeting, AACC solicits nominations from CEOs of Institutional members. Nominations are due in the AACC office no later than the first Friday in October. CEOs may self-nominate, may be nominated by another member CEO, or may be contacted by the Board’s Committee on Directors and Membership Services and asked if they will allow their names to go forward to the candidate pool.
Nominations should be submitted to AACC on behalf of the chair of the Committee on Directors and Membership Services via email simply by stating the name, job title, college, and contact information for the nominee. AACC asks that the nominator confirm the nominee’s interest in being considered for the Board prior to submitting the nomination.
At the November Board meeting, the Committee on Directors and Membership Services reviews the nominations and develops the slate. The Board approves the slate. Those nominees included on the slate will be contacted and must confirm their desire to appear on the ballot.
If a nominee is not selected for the slate by the committee or decides that he/she wants to be added to the slate, he or she may still secure a place on the ballot by obtaining 50 letters of endorsement on college letterhead, each signed by a member CEO. Letters must be received in the AACC office by December 31.
When are Board elections?
Election ballots are emailed out to AACC member CEOs by February 5. Completed e-ballots must be received in the AACC office by the last business day in February.
How long are Board terms?
Board members serve for three years. A board member may serve two terms, but not consecutively. Board terms begin July 1.
When are Board meetings held?
The Board meets at least three times each year—in the late summer in Washington, DC; at AACC’s Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, and during the annual AACC Convention each spring.