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Call for Nominations

Members of the College Board's governance structure represent the perspectives of students, colleagues and the education community. By lending their voices and views to discussions about College Board policies, programs and procedures, the members of our councils and committees are in a unique position to effect change.

We encourage you to consider nominating a colleague to represent your voice.

This year, we are seeking nominations for the following positions:

  • Regional Academic Assembly Representative
  • Regional College Scholarship Service Assembly Representative
  • Regional Guidance and Admission Assembly Representative
  • National Guidance and Admission Assembly Council Member
  • Board of Trustees Member

Download a form (.pdf/543KB) and submit your nomination by May 24, 2013.


Key benefits of participating in the College Board's governance include:

  • Serving on committees and panels to advise on College Board programs, products, and policies
  • Participating in decision making to shape policies within the education community
  • Planning regional and national conferences to address key education issues

Roles and responsibilities

Please note that all candidates considered for national and regional council and assembly positions must be affiliated with College Board member institutions.

Western Regional Assembly (three-year term):

  • Provide a forum through which College Board members can deliberate on matters of mutual concern.
  • Serve as representatives for regional College Board members, bringing to the council table suggestions, issues and concerns regarding programs and services.
  • Advise on and engage in finding solutions to challenging issues facing members and member institutions.
  • Communicate to constituents the benefits of participating in the regional forum.
  • Improve communications across the education spectrum.
  • Evaluate and promote the use of College Board programs, services and activities.
  • Advise the Western Regional Office on education issues and needs in the region and on regional positions on national issues.
  • Plan the Western Regional Forum and forum activities on an annual basis for the assembly. Attend the Western Regional Forum in February.
  • Attend two meetings, one in June and one in February. All reasonable expenses for these meetings are covered by the College Board.

National Guidance and Admission Assembly Council Member (three-year term):

  • Discuss policies, programs and standards related to providing educational opportunities for all students.
  • Advise the College Board on particular program and service issues related to early awareness, precollege planning, assessment, admission and retention.
  • Represent colleagues' perspectives in discussions, ensuring they are appropriately considered.
  • Attend national meetings in May and December. All reasonable expenses for these meetings are covered by the College Board.
  • Attend regional council meetings and the Western Regional Forum to report on assembly council discussions and initiatives, and to solicit regional feedback.

Board of Trustees Member (four-year term):

  • Establish policies and procedures related to membership, programs and services.
  • Approve the annual budget and major program fees.
  • Advise the president, who is responsible for the organization's management.
  • Participate in the Board of Trustees meetings in January, March, June and September.
  • Attend the Annual Meeting of the Members, held in conjunction with the College Board Forum in late October/early November, the Colloquium in January and a regional forum each February.
  • Attend regional council meetings and a regional forum to report on Board of Trustees discussions and initiatives, and to solicit regional feedback.


For questions, please contact Jill Donovan at

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  • Western Regional Office
  • The College Board
  • 2001 Gateway Place
  • Suite 220W
  • San Jose, California 95110
  • Phone 1: (408) 367-1515
  • Phone 2: Toll Free: (866) 392-4078
  • FAX: (408) 367-1459
  • Send us a message. WRO services the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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