CUGH is seeking nominations for 4 new Board Members. These positions are three-year terms that start in February 2025, after our annual meeting which will take place February 19, 2025, in Atlanta, Georgia. Candidates must nominate themselves and be from a CUGH member institution that is not already represented on CUGH’s current Board of Directors.

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 by July 31st, 2024.


CUGH is very interested in attracting potential Board members who:

  • Possess strong financial, governance, board, and/or management skills.
  • Have experience in raising funds and will assist CUGH in attracting financial resources
  • Possess connections to funding organizations, governments, academic organizations, INGOs, NGOs, or the media.
  • Nominees are or should have been 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 and have experience with academic global health-related departments or programs across sectors.
  • Nominees should be willing to commit to a three-year term, participate in regularly scheduled, monthly, virtual, 1-hour board meetings; attend the annual in-person meeting; and serve on at least one CUGH committee. Board members should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours monthly on CUGH activities.
  • CUGH welcomes applicants from a broad range of disciplines, sectors, races, genders, sexual orientations, disability, and geographical locations including low or middle-income countries.
  • 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 evaluationActively participate in Board of Directors meetings and committees.
  • Suggest nominees to the Board of Directors.
  • Board members from High-Income Countries are expected to contribute 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;
  • Two to four hours per month on CUGH Board activities; and
  • Attending the annual Board Retreat that coincides with CUGH’s Conference.

Voting Process:

  1. Nominations received will be sent to the CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee by August 10th, 2024.
  2. The CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee will vote. The top 8 candidates will then be sent to CUGH’s Board of Directors to confirm that this slate reflects the skills CUGH is seeking, and diversity across a range of medical and non-medical disciplines, institutions, race, gender, and geography. 
  3. This slate of approximately 8 candidates will then be sent to the representatives from CUGH’s institutional members who will vote for their top 5 candidates in no particular order by August 30th, 2024.
  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 September 15th, 2024.
  5. Results will then be sent to CUGH’s Board to confirm the new Board members before September 30th, 2024.
  6. Invitations to those selected will be sent before October 15th, 2024.
  7. New Board members will be announced by November 15th, 2024 These members will attend CUGH’s Annual Board retreat in Atlanta, GA, on February 19th, 2025.