Members create critical connections between policy, research and real-world practice to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in education today.
Become a Part of a Powerful Network
As a College Board member, your institution is partnered with the nation’s most trusted and respected organization working to better education now and for generations of students to come.
To accomplish this, educators and decision makers from member institutions serve on national and regional assemblies, committees and on the Board of Trustees. Their efforts in governing the association, influencing the development of College Board programs and services, and participating in advocacy initiatives mean we affect positively more than 7 million students, 23,000 high schools and 3,800 colleges and universities each year.
Members attend national and regional conferences and events where they:
- Participate in vigorous debates and gain knowledge from notable speakers in the field
- Share in conversations about best practices and strategies for student success
- Take part in discussions about the latest financial aid, recruitment and admission tools
- Lead sessions to share success stories
- Rethink the status quo to affect change
Appoint Delegates and Vote
Members are the stewards of our dynamic organization.
The Chief Education Officer, or CEO, of a member institution (whose title may be principal, chancellor, superintendent or president, among others) appoints three delegates to serve on our three national assemblies:
- College Scholarship Service
- Guidance and Admission
Delegates are the direct link between their institutions and the College Board. They attend regional and national assembly meetings and represent their institutions in elections. Their voices are heard in the conversations at assembly meetings, raising the issues and solutions that resonate throughout the organization. Delegates are the ones who vote to accept new members and who select the members of the Board of Trustees.
Delegates also receive the latest information on College Board programs, services and education initiatives, including the SAT® program, the Advanced Placement Program®, financial aid and education finance services, student search, enrollment management services and education reform. For more information, see How We’re Governed.
Maintaining the Delegate Profile
Just as it is the CEO who appoints delegates, only the CEO may reappoint and/or update the delegate profile that is a part of our association record. Several times a year the Membership Office reaches out to CEOs to secure this important information. To check an institution’s delegate profiles see Membership directory search.