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NIRSA Assembly Composition

A diverse makeup of our association

The NIRSA Assembly comprises the following:

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Professional Members with more than five years of NIRSA Membership (6)

Six seats reserved for NIRSA professional members who have held a professional membership for five years or more.

  • Term Length: 2 years. These 6 terms shall be staggered with 3 members joining each year
  • Appointment Process: Appointed by the Nominations & Appointments Committee and approved by the Board of Directors
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: Requiring Board approval allows for a check and balance to ensure consistency in the process

Professional Members with less than five years of NIRSA Membership (4)

Professional Members with less than five years of NIRSA professional membership will reach this segment of the membership and provide a unique generational perspective on the future of the profession while fostering leadership skills.

  • Term Length: 2 years.These 4 terms shall be staggered, with 2 new members joining the Assembly each year
  • Appointment Process: Appointed by the Nominations & Appointments Committee and approved by the Board of Directors
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: Nominations & Appointments Committee has representation from each region and will work with the Regional Representative to reach all potential Assembly members within each region

Student Members (3)

Student Members will reach this segment of the membership and provide a unique generational perspective on the future of the profession while fostering leadership skills.

  • Term Length: 1 year
  • Appointment Process: Nominated by the Regional Student Leaders and appointed by the NIRSA Student Leader with assistance from Nominations & Appointments Committee
  • Appointment Rationale: One-year term secures student representation while providing flexibility for students who might be transitioning due to graduation.Student Assembly members who complete their first term may be retained for an additional term under a different seat per the recommendation of the Assembly

Open seats for NIRSA Members or Non-members (6+)

Minimum of six open seats designated for additional NIRSA members, non-member affiliates or strategic partners who are vested in the success of our profession to present and shape ideas, bring unique perspectives and challenge the creative process.

  • Term Length: 1 year
  • Appointment Process: Recommended by the Assembly and approved by the Board of Directors
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: Allows the Assembly input and authority to make recommendations based on identified knowledge needs in topical areas

Convener of the Assembly

The Convener will be selected from a former Assembly member that has served on the Assembly in a professional seat at least two years in the last five years. Their previous experience on the Assembly will allow for consistency in the direction the Assembly takes with their discussions.

  • Term Length: 1 year
  • Appointment Process: Recommended by the Assembly and approved by the Board of Directors
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: Allows the Assembly input and authority to make recommendations based on their experience with the applicants

Past Presidents’ Representative-Assembly (1)

The Past Presidents’ Representative-Assembly will bring added knowledge to assist in the decision making process and help foster leadership development.

  • Term Length: 2 years
  • Appointment Process: Elected by the Past Presidents. The position is a one-year term, which will be followed by a one-year term as the Past Presidents’ Representative-Network
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: The Past Presidents are best able to choose which of their members is best suited for the position

Board of Directors’ Representative (1)

The Board of Directors’ Representative will serve a one year term ensure there is clear and concise communication with the NIRSA Board and that the Assembly is focused on tasks that are most important to the future of the profession.

  • Term Length: 1 year (renewable)
  • Appointment Process: Appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Appointment Responsibility Rationale: The President and the Board have the most knowledge of which board member will be best suited for this position