Nominations & Elections

Nominations & Elections

The Mission of NAGAP is to engage and advance graduate enrollment management professionals by promoting excellence and collaboration through education, research, and professional development.

NAGAP values equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. We recognize that our differences make us stronger, and we seek out inclusion of differences. We believe that a culture of respect among a diverse and engaged membership strengthens NAGAP and is foundational to our contributions to the profession.

We consider an open and welcoming nomination process for officer elections to be integrally linked to our mission and values, and we encourage broad participation in this important process.

Thinking about running for office in NAGAP?

Congratulations on considering a leadership role. There are numerous benefits to leadership:

  • Leadership is an opportunity to make a difference in NAGAP, the graduate enrollment management field, and the higher education community.
  • Leadership provides an opportunity to identify needs and to support and achieve organizational and professional goals.
  • NAGAP leaders gain experience in building and working with groups, and develop individual leadership skills through professional development activities.
  • Leaders promote and develop leadership in others.
  • The NAGAP Governing Board helps to shape the organization’s direction and its future.

To learn more about current NAGAP members and how they navigated their way toward NAGAP leadership please visit our Pathways to Leadership.

Board Selection

This document provides detailed information about what is expected of each officer position, the respective role and function, and desired skills. The Governing Board Commitment Statement is also included. New and continuing Board members will be expected to sign this document each year when the Governing Board is installed.

The four Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected by the voting members of NAGAP. The Directors are appointed by the new President and confirmed by the newly elected Executive Committee, including the Immediate Past President.

Election Timing

The call for officer nominations takes place in the fall. The election is slated to wrap up prior to the end of the calendar year. The new Governing Board is formed in the beginning of the even number years (2022, 2024, etc.) and members assume office at the conclusion of the Business Meeting following the election (at the annual summit).


All voting members of NAGAP are eligible for nomination as President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, or appointment as a Director. Both self-nominations and nominations of colleagues are welcome.


If after reviewing the document you have any questions about a position or the nominations process please contact Keith Ramsdell, Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee Chair, at kramsdel at You can learn more about the charge of the Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee on the committee webpage.

Links for Candidates