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Review the NCHC Board Candidate Packet Here



To nominate yourself for a 2021 Position:

Submit Your Application Here

 All applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm CST June 1, 2020.  Applications that are not complete will not be considered.


To nominate another member: 

Submit a Nomination Form Here by May 1, 2020.
The nominee will be contacted by NCHC for a complete application, which must be received by June 1, 2020.


Click here for more information on the financial commitment of an NCHC Board Member.


In order to ensure an inclusive perspective, NCHC seeks a board that reflects the full diversity of our organization, including race, ethnicity, gender orientation and personal background; type of and geographic location of institution represented; and role in honors.  Board members, however, do not just represent their own institutions, Carnegie designation, or geographic location; rather, they are called to consider what is in the best interest of NCHC, and the honors community as a whole.


NOTE: Typically board candidates are given the opportunity to interact formally with the membership at the annual conference, but given the uncertainty next fall around potential travel restrictions and budgetary pressures, NCHC will offer all board candidates the additional opportunity of interacting virtually with the membership before the election. So even if your fall travel plans are uncertain, we hope you will consider this valuable service to our organization.



Serving on the Board can be a challenging and fulfilling experience that provides individuals opportunities to develop personal leadership skills and expertise. However, it does require a significant commitment of time, energy, and resources. As you consider whether to take on this challenge, consider the following questions from Board Source:

  1. What type of experience is most fulfilling for you?

    Board service is a form of volunteerism that can have a huge impact on the organization, but if you think that your sense of personal fulfillment requires a more hands-on volunteer opportunity, you might want to inquire about direct-service volunteering opportunities in the organization instead of board service.
  2. How much time are you willing to put into board work?

    Board members are legally required to fulfill their fiduciary duties, which will require you to devote a considerable amount of time to the organization. The amount of time varies greatly by organization, but simply planning to attend the board meetings is not sufficient. Board members must be willing to regularly review financial statements and meeting materials, and many board members will need to prepare for and attend committee meetings in addition to board meetings.

  3. Are you willing to collaborate with others on a regular basis or would you prefer to work alone?

    Boards are teams of committed and engaged individuals who work together to govern the organization. If you prefer to work alone, then board service may not be the right way for you to work with the organization. Consider providing pro bono professional services or direct-service volunteering as alternatives to board service.

  4. Do you have the willingness and the ability to assist a nonprofit organization with fundraising?

    One of the primary responsibilities of the board is to ensure that the organization has adequate financial resources to carry out its mission.The amount of involvement in fundraising varies greatly by organization, but prior to serving on a board, make sure that you will be comfortable making a personal contribution and asking others to contribute to the organization.


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