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Call for Candidates

TO:                  ACICS-Accredited Institutions and Interested Parties

FROM:             Albert C. Gray, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO

SUBJECT:        Request for Applications for Commissioner Vacancies

Commissioner Candidate Application Form

During its April 2010 Meeting, the Council of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools made the decision to hold elections via electronic balloting.  The 2010 commissioner election will be held in October.  Therefore, the decision has been made to extend the process of candidate selection to allow for more interested parties to submit application materials.

During 2010, the Nominating Committee will fill vacancies for five-year terms that will officially begin on January 1, 2011, and continue through December 31, 2015.  These positions include:

  • One elected position; and 
  • Two appointed positions (both member positions).

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 (Appendix A of the Accreditation Criteria) 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.  Individuals from member institutions (member position) or individuals who do not have any association with 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, 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 Nominating Committee invites you to submit an application for election or appointment.  All applications must be received via electronic format by May 31, 2010.