The Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Board of Trustees includes three student members elected by the collegiate circle delegates during the annual national conference. One collegiate member is elected each year. The Board also includes three faculty and staff members, voted upon by sitting circle coordinators and faculty advisors and elected in advance of the annual national conference, serve as faculty/staff trustees. One faculty/staff member is elected each year.
Student and faculty/staff candidates for membership to the Board shall demonstrate sound judgment, as well as understanding and appreciation of the Society’s activities. Members should be articulate, provide evidence of leadership skills and capabilities, and demonstrate personal skills such as integrity, enthusiasm, communication skills, critical thinking, decision-making, and follow-through. All trustees support the work of O∆K and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by President/CEO, the Board and President/CEO relationship is a partnership.
The Board of Trustees of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation, Inc. meets four times a year: two times a year in person and two times a year via conference call. Trustees are expected to participate in all meetings. Service on the Board of Trustees is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to the duties of trustees.
Detailed information about the requirements of student trustees, nominations process, and the timeline for elections is located here. Information for those individuals who wish to serve as faculty/staff trustees (including specific requirements, nominations process, and election timeline) is available here. Individuals wishing to have a confidential conversation regarding interest in service on the Board should contact Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, at (540) 458-5340 or [email protected]