AIEA 2022 Leadership Nominations

Nominations should be submitted at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022LeadershipNominations

With the pandemic impacting all facets of international education, there has never been a more critical moment for the Association of International Education Administrators. AIEA needs visionary, diverse and committed senior international education leaders moving the sector and the association forward in envisioning global engagement in an emerging post-pandemic world. 

The AIEA Board plays a primary role in guiding the association, particularly as we continue to implement our Strategic Plan and serve our diversified membership in these challenging times. We are thus looking for candidates with vision, experience, commitment, and the ability to work closely with other members of the AIEA leadership team in setting policies and priorities and providing fiduciary oversight of the association.  It is also very important for AIEA leaders to uphold the values of ethical and innovative leadership, equity and inclusive excellence, curiosity and respect. 

As a member-led association, AIEA relies on its Board to broadly represent its diversified membership. We thus invite nominations from members at all institutional types, national backgrounds, and leadership positions within the field of international education. AIEA members from outside the United States are particularly encouraged to self-nominate or nominate candidates, as AIEA strongly values the perspectives international members bring to the work of the association. We also seek applications from members from institutions outside the US, smaller institutions, including community colleges and liberal arts institutions, as well as from those members who have expertise and experience in fundraising, development, communication, and marketing/branding.    

AIEA is deeply committed to advocating for real opportunities within diversity and inclusion efforts for authentically diverse leadership of international education. 

Open Leadership Positions: 

Specifically, we are seeking nominations for President-Elect, one at-large Board member, and two committee chairs; Chair of Professional Development and Engagement Committee and Chair of Publications and Resources Committee.  (Please see descriptions below for more details).  If elected, these individuals will serve on the Board for a term of three years, starting February 2022. AIEA strives for a Board that is balanced, diverse, and inclusive, and that incorporates a balance of skills, experiences, and perspectives in advancing the association's mission of supporting international education leaders. There will be a Leadership Town Hall on Wed, Sept 22 from 4-5 pm Eastern at which President David Fleshler and President-Elect Jewell Winn will be available to respond to any questions you may have as you consider nominating yourself or others for these open positions.  

  • President-Elect: This individual will be in the leadership stream for three years as AIEA’s president elect, then president, then immediate past president (with the role of conference chair at that time).It is important that this individual possess leadership qualities to implement AIEA’s Strategic Plan, vision to grow a diverse international membership association, a proven record of leading internationalization at institutions of higher education, a thorough knowledge of AIEA and demonstrated past service evidencing a deep commitment to the association. Those interested in serving in this capacity have previously served on the AIEA Committees or Board and have a deep understanding and appreciation of the role of senior international education administrators in the Academy and the work of the Association.  

  • At-large Board Member: Board Members serve three-year terms on the AIEA Board and provide leadership for policy and operational issues for AIEA.  Board members commit to attending three Board meetings per year (at their own expense) and providing leadership to AIEA throughout their term which could include serving on task forces and actively supporting priorities of the association.  Board members should have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a senior international officer (or equivalent) at an institution of higher education and be active in AIEA.  Experience serving on other associational boards is helpful, along with either financial/fundraising expertise, Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI) knowledge/expertise, and/or marketing/branding expertise. 
  • Professional Development and Engagement Chair: The chair of the Professional Development & Engagement (PD&E) Committee should have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a senior international officer (or equivalent) at an institution of higher education and be active in AIEA.  Experience managing a committee or task force, leading peers, and creatively addressing issues in international education is extremely valuable in managing this work. The chair serves as a member of the AIEA Board of Directors which meets three times/year.  The Professional Development & Engagement (PD&E) Committee is a large and active committee with about 16 members serving two- and three-year terms. The committee meets monthly ad actively develops, supports and promotes a variety of leadership engagement activities for AIEA members, including annual conference sessions and workshops, the Senior Advisors' Program, Presidential Fellows selection process, Thematic Forums, the AIEA SIO Academy, and monthly Town Halls on a variety of topics.  The Committee purposefully promotes diversity, inclusion and equity in all respects and encourages participation of members outside of North America. Organized around several subcommittees, the full PD&E committee meets monthly to develop goals and monitor progress. 
  • Publications and Resources Chair: This chair position coordinates the work of the AIEA Publications and Resources Committee, primarily focused on developing and advocating for the editorial policies and priorities of the Association, including the review of proposed articles. Chair also serves as a member of the AIEA Board, advising the Board on editorial policies and making recommendations from the committee to the Board regarding publication-related issues.  This chair should have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a senior international officer (or equivalent) at an institution of higher education and be active in AIEA.  A publications record is helpful. Experience managing a committee or task force is extremely valuable in chairing this committee.  

If you know someone who is a committed strategic leader in the sector of international education, is a current member of AIEA, meets the above qualifications, and who wants to help guide AIEA in serving its members, please consider nominating them.  If you are such a person, please conider nominating yourself. Your expertise and experience will be very helpful for the sector and for AIEA. The deadline for nominations is September 27.   

Nomination Process 

Here is more information about the nomination process: 

  • Please review details about the nominations process 
  • All candidates must be current AIEA members active in international education leadership and administration. 
  • Current members of all AIEA active committees are encouraged to self-nominate. 
  • Please submit nominations for the following leadership offices by Sept 27 through the link below. If self-nominating, please include your CV, photo, 75-word bio, along with a 75-100-word statement of interest in the position and how you intend to serve AIEA.  If nominating someone else, please ensure their current AIEA membership, as well as their agreement to the nomination and provide relevant information on their background, full contact information and their CV. They will be contacted to provide the additional requested information.  
  • Nominations should be submitted at the following link by Sept 27: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022LeadershipNominations

Note: Nominations should not be submitted by email and will only be accepted through the link above.  

Current officers and Board Members are listed on the AIEA website.   

Nominated individuals will be vetted by the AIEA Governance Committee (such vetting could include interviews, recorded statements and participation in town hall discussions).  The AIEA Governance Committee will work with selected candidates as the leadership ballot is sent to all AIEA members for an official vote. In these challenging times for international educators, we need and count on the engagement of all AIEA members not only in the nomination process but in voting to assure the future of AIEA.  If you have any questions about the nomination, selection, or election process, please do not hesitate to contact the AIEA Secretariat at [email protected]    

We look forward to receiving your leadership nominations by no later than Sept 27.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter and for your continued commitment to AIEA.