EMU Board of Trustees
Prospective Trustee Nomination Policy/Procedure
Prospective trustees will be nominated by an existing Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Board of Trustee member, EMU’s President, administration or faculty, or Mennonite Education Agency’s (MEA) Executive Director (ex-officio member of EMU’s Board).
EMU’s Bylaws and Board of Trustees Statement of Responsibilities and Commitments outline selection criteria for prospective Board members. The nominating member is encouraged to complete a nomination form, which includes a statement making the case for the recommendation of the prospective trustee.
The nominating member must submit a bio/resume, the nominating form, and the recommendation to the EMU Board of Trustee’s Trustee Committee for consideration.
The Trustee Committee will interview candidates, complete due diligence, and discern their fit with EMU’s mission and the Board’s needs.
The Trustee Committee will bring the nomination to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for approval, if an EMU Trustee appointment. The vote of the full board may be conducted either at a board meeting or via conference call/email. If approved, EMU’s Board Chair will extend an invitation (written letter) to the prospective Board member.
The Trustee Committee will bring the nomination to the Executive Committee of the Board for approval and forwarding to the full board for affirmation, if a MEA-designated Board appointment. If affirmed, the Board Chair will forward the recommendation to Mennonite Education Agency’s Executive Director for MEA Board approval. If approved, the MEA Executive Director extends an invitation (written letter) to the prospective Board member with copies to EMU’s Board Chair, EMU’s President and MEA’s Board Chair.
GPP.03.1 Prospective Trustee Nomination Form.docx
Approved: EMU Board of Trustees June 2017
Updated: Trustee Committee of EMU Board of Trustees, March 2020