National Professional Science Master's Association

Call for Nominations: Join The NPSMA Board of Directors

August 9, 2019

About the Board. The National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) Board of Directors sets policy, determines strategic priorities, and provides oversight for the funding and operation of the association.

Members of the Board of Directors are expected to contribute to the overall mission of the NPSMA. All members are required to commit time for monthly Board conference calls (with potential for greater frequency, as needed), committee leadership and service, and attendance at one face-to-face Board meeting per year (held in conjunction with an NPSMA event). Board tasks and responsibilities may also include serving as an officer, researching new initiatives, or assisting with communications and outreach.

This year, the NPSMA is seeking up to four (4) individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning in January 2020. The Nominating Committee particularly encourages the nomination of current PSM degree program directors and of individuals with a systems wide perspective.  

Nomination Procedures and Requirements

  1. NPSMA members are invited to nominate themselves or others to the Board of Directors. The nominator and the nominee must both have paid NPSMA membership dues in full, either through an academic or individual membership, by the time of nomination.
  2. The nomination package must consist of:
    • Cover letter, including: 
o Name and affiliation of nominator
o Name and affiliation of nominee
o Statement on why nominee is a good candidate
o Statement regarding nominee’s willingness and ability to commit time required for Board service
o Curriculum Vitae of nominee (not to exceed three pages)
3.  The nomination package should be submitted as a single PDF document. It must be received by the Nominating Committee of the NPSMA no later than Monday, September 9, 2019. Materials should be sent to the attention of Board Convener, Gerald Grunwald, at npsma@npsma.org.

The Nominating Committee will begin to process the nominations as they are received. Those who accept nomination will receive instructions for submitting, by September 23, a brief biographical sketch, a statement of interest, and a headshot. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates to the NPSMA membership in late September 2019, with electronic voting to take place in October 2019.

NPSMA Nominating Committee:

Gerald Grunwald, Convener

Dagmar Beck, NPSMA Board Member

Tim Born, NPSMA President-Elect

Avril Robertson, NPSMA Board Member

Linda Strausbaugh, NPSMA Board Member

Inge Wefes, NPSMA Board Member 

Click the 2019 Call for NPSMA Board of Directors Nominations Letter for a PDF version of the above information.

National Professional Science Master's Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 1822, Lawrence, KS 66044

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