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Volunteering for a Leadership Position: If Not You, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?

Engage as a Volunteer

Have you considered volunteering for a leadership position in AACTE? Whether you volunteer to lend your talent and expertise to one of AACTE’s programmatic advisory committees or seek a position on the Board of Directors, now is a great time to step forward.  Educator preparation is an essential element of our nation’s recovery from the pandemic, and AACTE is at the center of national efforts to ensure that all students receive the expert instruction and support they need and deserve.

Nominations are due by May 14 to serve on the AACTE Board of Directors or on of the following programmatic advisory committees:

  • Educator Diversity
  • Global Diversity
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Holmes Program
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Meetings and Professional Development
  • Membership Development and Capacity Building
  • Research and Dissemination


AACTE Chief Representatives and Institutional Representatives are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, provided that there has been at least three years since any prior service on the Board. All faculty, staff, and administrators from member institutions are eligible to serve on programmatic advisory committees. Members may not serve on more than one programmatic advisory committee at the same time.

Timing and Commitment

There are two expected vacancies for at-large representatives to the Board of Directors. Terms of service are for three years from March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2025. Board candidates will be selected by October 2021 and a member election for Board vacancies will occur in November 2021. The Board meets three times each year, with one of those meetings typically occurring in-person at the AACTE Annual Meeting.

Committee appointments will be approved by the AACTE Board of Directors in early fall. Those appointed will serve a three-year term beginning March 1, 2022. Committees typically meet once in person during the AACTE Annual Meeting and virtually during the remainder of the year.

The call for nominations closes May 14, 2021.

Start an application for the Board of Directors

Start an application for Programmatic Advisory Committees.

For more information, contact me at jking@aacte.org.

Jacqueline E. King, Ph.D.

AACTE Consultant