Call for Nominations: Join The NPSMA Board of Directors

August 19, 2020

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 individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning in January 2021. 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 Friday, September 18, 2020. Materials should be sent to the attention of Board Convener, Jennie Willis, at

The Nominating Committee will begin to process the nominations as they are received. Those who accept nomination will receive instructions for submitting, by September 25, a brief biographical sketch, a statement of interest, and a headshot. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates to the NPSMA membership on October 2, 2020, with electronic voting to begin on October 16, 2020.

NPSMA Nominating Committee:

Jennie Willis, Convener

Mark Jakubauskas, NPSMA Board Member

Kristin Kuter, NPSMA Vice President for Marketing and Outreach

Inge Wefes, NPSMA Board Member

Click the 2021 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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