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CEB VIII (2022–2025 Term)

At a glance

A three-year volunteer board position
Board members commit time, expertise, and resources to help advance the mission of Cumulus serving as the stewards of the Association.
The deadline to apply is May 17, 2022.
The elections for the constitution of CEB VIII will take place during the Virtual General Assembly of Cumulus on June 16, 2022.

Call Guidelines

Download the Call Guidelines for step-by-step information about service expectations, voting procedures and application materials.

A Unique Opportunity to Serve in a Global Stage

As a global association, Cumulus relies on a dedicated group of art and design academic leaders who volunteer their talent and expertise to act in the interest of Cumulus.

Cumulus Board members are elected from Cumulus full member institutions. The Cumulus Board service represents a unique opportunity that opens up a front-row seat to advance the role of art and design education and research globally.

Board Member Profile

Well-informed and committed to the success of Cumulus, Board members work as representatives to Cumulus, providing oversight for the activities and the projects managed and implemented by the Secretariat under the name of Cumulus.

Individually, each Board member brings their unique strengths, skill-sets, and networks to their service. Board members are elected in the General Assembly based on qualifications and personal and professional trajectories that Cumulus members choose to champion. Board members are typically senior administrative and/or academic leaders including current or former Professors, Chairs, Directors, Heads, Deans, or Rectors.

Role and Responsibilities

The Board’s fundamental responsibility is to ensure that Cumulus remains true to its mission, safeguards its assets, and operates in the public interest of the Cumulus community.

The Board is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and the policy of the Association, for the planning of its activities, and the high-level oversight of the affairs of the Association.

Cumulus Board members oversee and support the Secretariat’s management of the Association in the service of its members. As reflected by the Statutes, the Board’s core functions include decision-making, monitoring and leadership.

Board Eligibility

Board members are elected from Cumulus Member institutions in the Cumulus annual General Assembly (GA) through proposals made in advance in writing by Full Members.

Board members are appointed for a term of three years and are encouraged to reapply and are eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term.

Deadline is May 17

Apply by the May 17 deadline by sending your materials to [email protected]

Board Member Profile

Learn more about the overall responsibilities of the Executive Board in the 2020 Cumulus Executive Board Handbook and through the individual profiles of our current Board members here.

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