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CASE welcomes nominations for its governing and advisory boards and is currently seeking nominations for the CASE Board of Trustees, CASE Europe Board of Trustees and CASE Commissions. Nominations for 2016-2017 cycle are due by Dec. 16, 2016.

Learn a little about each group's responsibilities and the characteristics of its members.


CASE Board of Trustees

The board oversees CASE policy, budget and organizational assets.

  • It has 30 members, most of whom must be professional members of CASE.
  • Members are typically senior leaders in the profession from all of the advancement disciplines and around the globe.
  • Officers serve two-year terms and all other trustees serve three-year terms (unless appointed to fill a position that has been vacated during a term).
  • The board meets in person three times each year and conducts additional business between meetings.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year.
  • Trustees are elected by the membership, usually in June of each year, and attend their first meeting in November.

CASE Europe Board of Trustees
  • The CASE Europe board oversees programming, services and resources for CASE members in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.
  • The board currently has 16 members.
  • CASE Europe is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, so a majority of its board members must be based in the U.K., and all members of the board must be based in Europe.
  • Trustees are typically senior leaders in the profession selected from nominees by current members of the board.
  • Members typically serve three-year terms.
  • The CASE Europe board typically meets in person twice each year and conducts additional business between meetings.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year.
  • Appointments to fill vacant positions are typically made in May of each year for terms that begin in July.

CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Trustees
  • The CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Directors provides input and advice on CASE's operations, programming and services within the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The board currently has nine members.

CASE América Latina Advisory Group
  • This working group advises CASE on serving the advancement profession in Mexico and provides assistance in support of CASE programming and services in the region. Members are currently working with CASE staff to deliver a two-year pilot program to expand operations in Mexico and Latin America.
  • Members are typically advancement professionals who work at institutions in Mexico.
  • Advisory group members are volunteers selected by CASE staff and other members of the committee.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

CASE Commissions on Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy
  • CASE's three advisory commissions support the creation and dissemination of knowledge and standards in the advancement disciplines and advise CASE on related programming and services.
  • Each commission has 18 members who are appointed by the CASE Board of Trustees
  • Members traditionally meet twice each year, at least once in person, and serve three-year terms.
  • Commissioners are typically professional members who are considered leading thinkers in the profession and represent the diversity of CASE institutions around the world.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year
  • The CASE Board of Trustees appoints new commissioners in March of each year; new commissioners attend their first meeting in October.

CASE District Boards (North America)
  • CASE's North American membership is divided into eight districts [link].
  • Each district has its own board of directors operating under bylaws approved by the CASE Board of Trustees.
  • Advancement professionals on district boards come from all disciplines and range from those who are relatively new to the profession to those with deep experience.
  • District boards differ in size, terms, meeting schedules, responsibilities and selection processes, but members of all eight boards must work at CASE member institutions based in the district.
  • Visit the district websites to learn more about serving on a district board.

CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations (United States)

CASE's national IRF committee provides leadership and guidance on issues of concern to institutionally related foundations and supports the development of resources and services for foundation professionals.

  • The 18-member committee is made up of senior-level professionals who work at U.S. foundations affiliated with educational institutions.
  • Nominees are vetted by current members of the committee and invited to serve by the CASE president.
  • IRF committee members typically meet in person or virtually twice each year and serve three-year terms.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year
  • New committee members are typically notified of their appointments in June of each year and begin their service in July.

CASE Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee
  • This 13-member committee provides guidance and advice to the Center for Community College Advancement and the institutions it serves.
  • Nominees are vetted by current members of the committee and invited to serve by the CASE president.
  • Committee members typically meet in person or virtually twice each year.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year.
  • New committee members are typically notified of their appointments in June of each year and begin their service in July.

CASE Industry Advisory Council
  • This council, made up of 15 professionals representing firms that serve educational advancement, provides advice on opportunities for CASE to serve its corporate affiliates and helps identify trends and position CASE to meet the future challenges of its partners and organization.
  • Members must be CASE Educational Partners and will be invited to serve by the CASE president based on their history with CASE and disciplinary focus.
  • IAC members typically meet in person twice each year and serve three-year terms.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year.
  • New members are typically invited to serve in August and attend their first meeting the following December.