Candidate Application


Each year, in accordance with the Bylaws of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the Chair of the Board of Directors selects four sitting commissioners and one person representing an ACICS-accredited institution to serve on the ACICS Nominating Committee. The Committee is responsible for the screening of nominees and selection of candidates for election and appointment as commissioners.

During 2009, the Nominating Committee will fill vacancies for five-year terms that will officially begin on January 1, 2010, and continue through December 31, 2014.  These positions include:

     1. Two elected positions; and

     2. Two appointed positions (one member position and one public position).

In order to pursue the goals of ACICS successfully, Commissioners are expected to attend all regularly scheduled Council meetings, as well as attend other ACICS events as needed. A typical annual Council schedule includes three Council meetings that are usually four – five days in length and generally occur during the first week of April, August, and December, as well as participation in the ACICS Annual Meeting which is held in June and a Council Policy Meeting which is held in February of each year. In addition, Commissioners may be asked to participate in conference calls, school consultations, workshops, and other activities as necessary. Articles III and IV of the Bylaws outline in detail the responsibilities of the Council.

To be eligible to run for an elected position, an interested individual must be employed by a member institution and be identified as a designated delegate, as defined in the Bylaws of the Accreditation Criteria Article IV, Section 2.  Individuals from member institutions (member position) or individuals who do not have any association to a member institution (public position) may be appointed to the Council.  The Nominating Committee is responsible for recommending the names of qualified persons to the Council for appointment.

In order to be eligible for voting in the election process at the Annual Meeting, a person must be employed by an ACICS-accredited institution in good standing and be identified as the Designated Delegate of that institution.  Changes of Designated Delegate status shall be made in writing fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the scheduled election. The general voting procedures for all elections are published in Article IV of the Bylaws.

The Nominating Committee invites you to submit an application for election or appointment.  Please contact Ms. Dyanna Pooley, Assistant Director, Campus Development at (202) 336-6846 or dpooley@acics.org with any questions.