Serving on the PNACAC Board

people at a conference table https://unsplash.com/photos/faEfWCdOKIgPNACAC members are part of a professional organization that promotes ethical standards and provides resources, through its members, to guide and empower students as they navigate their post-secondary options. We are able to do this because year after year, our members volunteer to serve on our committees and our Board. Serving on the Executive Board is an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills, project plan, discuss issues facing our region, and work with other thought leaders on solutions that help shape the future of this organization.

Each winter, PNACAC seeks applications for open Board positions. Any member in good standing may self-nominate or nominate another PNACAC member for consideration by the nominating committee. Care shall be taken to balance representation among segments of its membership. Selected candidates are elected by the membership at the annual PNACAC Conference Business Meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Board in the future, we encourage you to read position descriptions in the Policies & Procedures Manual and reach out to any current Board members to learn about their experience.

PNACAC Executive Board Positions are on three-year term commitments, require work beyond normal hours and must attend the following each year:

  • Summer Board Retreat (2 days in late July / early August)
  • Winter Board Meeting (1 day in late November / early December)
  • Spring Board Meeting (1 day in late February / early March)
  • Board and Membership Meetings in Conjunction with Conferences (ie, NACAC and PNACAC)*
  • The president and delegate positions have additional event requirements.

*Please Note: While travel is provided by PNACAC to participate in the summer, winter and spring board meetings, funding for travel and registration may or may not be available to attend board and membership meetings in conjunction with conferences (ie, NACAC and PNACAC). However, PNACAC is committed to engaging members from professional areas that have historically been underrepresented. We realize that individuals from public high schools, community colleges, CBO’s, Idaho, Montana and Alaska often have additional expenses, additional time required for travel and may have less access to institutional support that may hinder their ability to serve and have a voice at the table.

As approved by the membership in September 2019, PNACAC will consider individual requests for assistance from public high schools, community colleges, CBO’s, Idaho, Montana and Alaska to engage in related business should they have out-of-pocket expenses or limited institutional support. Such requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis as assessed by the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee Chair and the Members of the Finance Committee.