COSSA Seeking Nominations for At-Large Seat on Board of Directors

The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is soliciting nominations to fill one (1) at-large director seat on the COSSA Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. For this year’s cycle, COSSA is specifically interested in nominations that would (1) enhance racial/ethnic diversity and representation on the Board, and (2) represent sectors or communities that would bring new perspectives and opportunities to COSSA, such as philanthropy, industry, or other sectors.

The COSSA Board serves as the governing body of the organization and is responsible for setting policy and providing guidance and oversight for COSSA’s strategic directions. The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 18 members: 15 representing COSSA’s Governing Member Associations and 3 at-large directors. At-large seats are intended to bring to the table diverse perspectives and voices that may not necessarily be represented through COSSA’s association members.

At-large directors serve three-year staggered terms. The term for the open seat runs from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025. The COSSA Board of Directors meets quarterly, either virtually or in Washington, DC for one day (phone and video participation is allowed). In addition, each Board member is asked to serve on one of COSSA’s standing committees, which each meet separately 1-3 times during the year.

Please submit your nomination to Wendy Naus at by no later than Wednesday, September 7. Include the following information with the nomination:

  • Cover letter that highlights the candidate’s expertise and how their appointment would enhance racial/ethnic representation on the Board and/or represent a sector or community that would provide new perspectives and opportunities to COSSA. 
  • CV or resume (10-page limit).

Self-nominations are welcome. Thank you for your consideration and, as always, thank you for your support of COSSA!



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