Board of Directors
The EdTA board of directors comprises eight elected members, including the president and vice president, and three appointed members. The vice president/president serves a five-year term, two as VP, two as president, and one as past president. Other elected members serve three-year terms and may be re-elected for a total service of six years. Appointed members serve one four-year term.
The EdTA board is a governing board (not a working board). What does a governing board do?
- Sets direction: Reviews EdTA’s mission to ensure that it remains a guidepost, establishes strategic goals and priorities, plans for the future.
- Ensures and protects resources: The board is responsible for protecting financial assets, physical assets, reputation, and image.
- Provides oversight: Ensures policies are in place to evaluate infrastructure, programs, and services.
- Engages in outreach: Understands, interprets, and communicates the diverse needs of the membership. Board directors act as ambassadors and advocates of the mission.
The board is not an honorary post, nor is it involved in day-to-day operations — those are managed solely by the executive director, who is the board's employee. Board members must be comfortable making strategic and sometimes-difficult decisions that affect the entire membership.