Dear Colleague,

CUGH is seeking nominations for 5 new Board Members. These positions are three-year terms that start in March 2024, after our annual meeting which will take place in Los Angeles, CA. You may nominate yourself or ask someone else to nominate themselves, as long as the nominee meets the criteria below. The nominee must be from a CUGH member institution that is not already represented by someone on the current Board of Directors (see below). To submit a nomination, please do the following:

  1. Submit a brief statement summarizing why you would be an excellent candidate to join the Board. Statements should not exceed 400 words.
  2. Include your bio (please keep bios brief, do not exceed 250 words).
  3. Send your nomination to the CUGH Secretariat at by September 30th, 2023.

Voting Process:

  1. Nominations received will be sent to the CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee by the mid-October 2023.
  2. The CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee will vote. The top 15 candidates will then be sent to CUGH’s Board of Directors to confirm that this slate reflects diversity across a range of medical and non-medical disciplines, institutions, race, gender, and geography and include candidates from LMICs.
  3. This slate of approximately 15 candidates will then be sent to the representatives from CUGH’s institutional members, who will vote for their top 6 candidates in no particular order by November 1st, 2023.
  4. The final slate of top candidates based on the votes received from CUGH’s institutional member leads will be confirmed by CUGH’s Nominations & Awards Committee by November 20th, 2023.
  5. Results will then be sent to CUGH’s Board to confirm the new Board members before December 1st, 2023.
  6. Invitations to those selected will be sent before December 15th, 2023.
  7. New members will be announced in early 2024. These members will attend CUGH’s Annual Board retreat in Los Angeles, CA, on March 6, 2024.


  • Nominees will be actively working in global health or a related field at an institution/organization that is a dues-paying CUGH member in good standing. 
  • Nominees will have strong leadership qualities, with demonstrated success in building a global health-related department/program or have a strong leadership role in collaborating with his/her home institute’s global health-related department or programs 
  • Expertise in fundraising, and possessing strong financial, governance, board, or management skills are desirable
  • Possessing connections to funding organizations, governments, academic organizations, INGOs, NGOs or the media is desirable.
  • Nominees should be willing to commit to a three-year term, be involved and participate in regularly scheduled monthly, virtual, 1 hr board meetings – one annual meeting in-person – and serve on one or more board committees. Nominees should expect to spend up to several hours per week on CUGH board activities.
  • Nominees will add to the diversity of the current board. We welcome applicants from a broad range of professional medical and non-medical disciplines, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or geographic location including being from a low or middle-income country.
  • Only one representative from each institution can be on the CUGH Board of Directors at any given time.

Responsibilities of CUGH Board Members:

  • Actively participate in the CUGH mission and purpose, and enhance positive working relationships with individual and institutional members:
  • Contribute to the shaping, approving, monitoring, and implementation of the organization’s activities
  • Assess and improve the Board’s effectiveness
  • Help guide and implement the organization’s objectives, plans, and actions to maximize its capabilities and maintain financial security. This includes actively participating in fundraising and promotion of the organization
  • Promote the organization publicly and provide the Executive Director opportunities for the organization to be represented at events, conferences, etc.
  • Provide the Executive Director and other board members with knowledge about partnerships with other organizations and important contacts and potential resources that can help in the growth of the organization
  • Maintain confidentiality about the board’s meetings, financial related issues, and subject matters discussed
  • Provide oversight of disclosure and transparency, risk assessment, internal controls, and processes designed to promote the organization’s activities
  • Provide advice and support to the Executive Director; participate in the Executive Director’s annual evaluation
  • Actively participate in Board of Directors meetings and committees
  • Suggest nominees to the Board of Directors
  • Board members from High Income Countries are expected to make a contribution to CUGH’s annual fundraiser to support travel bursaries for LMIC researchers to present at CUGH’s conference.

Time obligation includes:

  • Attending monthly Board conference calls (approximately 60 minutes per call);
  • Participating on at least one Board committee; and
  • Up to several hours per week on CUGH Board activities.
  • Attending the annual Board Retreat that coincides with CUGH’s Conference.