Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Board of Director Elections

The NWACUHO Board of Directors is democratically elected by the members of the association in accordance with our Association’s bylaws and Elections Policy. 

Serving on the Board of Directors is a fantastic opportunity to give back to our region and support the professional development of our members. Successful candidates play an instrumental role in the management of an international professional association. From budgets to event planning to risk management, service on the NWACUHO board can expose you to a wide variety of ACUHO-I’s Core Competencies and help you develop your professional skills and network, which is a benefit not only to individuals but also to the institutions that support them. Commitments range from 2 to 3 years, promising successful candidates a wide breadth of exposure and opportunities to enrich the housing profession.

To learn more about the specific duties of these positions, please read page 13 of our bylaws. You are also welcome to reach out to the incumbent in each role for questions; their contact information is located on our Board of Directors page.

Available Positions in February 2019

  • President-Elect – Three Year Term
  • Treasurer – Three Year Term
  • Technology Director – Three Year Term
  • Alaska-Yukon Representative – One Year Term (midterm)
  • Alberta Representative – Two Year Term
  • Oregon Representative – Two Year Term

More information about how to run for an upcoming vacancy at this February’s annual conference will be available this October.

Position Information

Position descriptions for all board of director positions are available online. We would also strongly encourage you to review the Association’s Bylaws, which have a more detailed description of positions, starting on page 13. You can also contact the person currently in the position you’re interested in with additional questions.


What are the attendance requirements to run for a position?

As stated on the Institutional Support Form, you need to be present at Board Training as your first official duty, which is the day after the February conference ends, as well as monthly remote attendance at Board Meetings, and in-person meetings each May, October and February (meetings are each 3 days, 2 nights in length).

Do I need to include a reference or support letter from my supervisor or my institution?

No. The institutional support form is accepted in the place of a letter of reference or support from your institution. The institutional support form outlines both time and financial commitments of serving on the board of directors.

Mid-Term Elections:

I see the Alaska-Yukon Representative position has a mid-year vacancy. What is the elections timeline for that position?

The state of Alaska is currently experiencing a travel freeze for all non-essential travel, and this has made in-person participation by our members difficult. We believe this has had a direct impact on unanswered calls for nominations for this position. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in being considered as the next Alaska-Yukon Representative, please email
past-pres@nwacuho.org or submit your cover letter with the completed institutional support form to the same address. The timeline for this election is currently open-ended.