Proposed Bylaws Change

An online vote to adopt a proposed revision to The Forum on Education Abroad’s bylaws will take place May 4-May 25, 2018. Institutional representatives from all member institutions will receive an email from The Forum on May 4 with a link to vote on the proposed change.

The proposed bylaw change will be discussed at The Forum’s Annual Business Meeting offered online on Tuesday, May 22, at 12 p.m. (EDT). The Business Meeting will also include an update to the membership on the Forum President and CEO search, a report on Forum prorgrams and services, and a report from the Forum Council. Register for the Annual Business Meeting.

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Proposed addition to the bylaws:

Section 8.05.01 Past Chair. The outgoing Chair shall serve for one additional term on the Board in the role of Past Chair.

The purpose of the addition is to provide greater continuity on the Board. The Past Chair position will not replace an open position on the Board; there is no limit on the number of Directors who may serve on the Board.

The addition of the Past Chair position may increase the cost of Board meetings though members in the field are expected to pay their own travel and lodging to attend Board meetings.

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