Recommendations for 2017-18 Officers

2016-2017 Executive Committee at 2016 NSEE

The NAPE Executive Committee is seeking recommendations for nominations for its 2017-2018 slate of officers. Self-recommendations are encouraged! Four positions are open: President-Elect and four Members-at-Large. These position descriptions are described below. Candidates must be from a state member organization or an affiliate member organization.

To submit a nomination, please complete the form below.

Why Serve on the NAPE Executive Committee?

  • Develop meaningful and sustaining relationships with equity professionals from secondary to postsecondary institutions from across the country.
  • Access timely information about federal and state policy affecting education and workforce development and various NAPE partner-alliance meetings and opportunities.
  • Cultivate leadership skills by serving on subcommittees and having an active role in decision making and planning of NAPE’s National Summit for Educational Equity.
  • Gain experience in nonprofit board management.
  • Contribute to innovative and cutting-edge STEM-/CTE-related professional development opportunities.
  • Improve qualifications for career advancement.
  • Network and develop potential contacts for professional references.
  • Earn opportunities to present at a national venue and compete for recognition through various awards.
  • Acquire a safe platform from which to advocate for equity in STEM and CTE.
  • Be a leader in the nation’s premier organization of equity professionals!

Executive Committee Requirements

The NAPE Executive Committee serves as the leadership arm of NAPE’s Board of Directors (i.e., state members) and is charged with the general management of NAPE’s affairs. The Executive Committee consists of 10 members who serve staggered terms of between 1 and 3 years. New members are elected annually by the Board of Directors. Most of the Executive Committee’s work is done through seven subcommittees. All of the leadership positions come with the full support and guidance of the NAPE National Office Staff.  Executive Committee members are required to:

  • Meet twice annually, in person at (1) the Program of Work Meeting (typically July or August) and (2)  the Board of Directors meeting at the National Summit for Educational Equity.
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls

Descriptions and Eligibility Criteria

President-Elect (must be a state member of NAPE)

The President-Elect shall serve a 1-year term and succeed to the office of President. The President-Elect is responsible for the following duties:

  • Chair the Professional Development Committee
  • Facilitate the annual National Summit for Educational Equity and other professional development activities of the organization

Member-at-Large (4 positions available: can be either a state member or affiliate member)

Three members shall be elected to serve 2-year terms as Members-at-Large and shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings as voting members
  • Attend the Board of Directors meeting
  • Support the annual Program of Work
  • Chair or serve on subcommittees

Historically, Members-at-Large have been viewed as excellent candidates to step into other Executive Committee positions. During their service, they develop an excellent working knowledge of NAPE’s operations

NAPE Executive Committee’s Diversity Statement

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) Executive Committee believes that one characteristic of an equity consortium is a commitment to diversity and the concurrent practice of recognizing and valuing the rich experiences and world views of individuals and groups.

The NAPE Executive Committee is strongly committed to diversity efforts by including and integrating in its leadership team, individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, ability, national origin, and religion.

We believe that as a committee, we must create an organizational climate with an ethos of respect, understanding, and appreciation of individual and group differences.  In order to achieve this environment for everyone, our concern must extend beyond representation to genuine participation. Ultimately, such diversity in the Executive Committee connects NAPE to the changing demographics of classrooms and the workforce.

For questions, please contact Joyce Ayers in the NAPE National Office.

Nomination Form


  • About You

  • About the Person You Are Nominating

  • In 250 words or less, please describe how the individual you are recommending will contribute to the diversity and leadership of NAPE.