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 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.