Board of Trustees Structure and Functions

The Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation, Inc.

 

Proposed Structure and Functions

  • Determine mission and purpose of overall organization; recruit and engage a competent board.
  • Select the president/chief executive officer; support and evaluate the president/chief executive officer.
  • Ensure effective planning, legal integrity, and ethical integrity; enhance the organization’s public standing.
  • Monitor and strengthen programs and services.
  • Ensure adequate financial resources; protect assets and provide financial oversight; oversee audit.
  • Elects chair and chair-elect of board.

Composition (28 members including ex-officio)

  • Eighteen (18) at-large trustees selected by other members of the governing board (three-year terms, once renewable/six years total, in rotating classes of six; with expectation and capacity to give)
  • Three (3) collegiate members (three-year terms in rotating classes; non-renewable; in second year of service, collegiate member becomes National Student Vice Chair)
  • Three (3) advisors (three-year terms in rotating classes; once renewable; in second year of service, advisor trustee becomes Mission Committee Chair)
  • National Treasurer (appointed by the other members of the governing board, ex-officio, voting; three-year term)
  • National Counsel (appointed by other members of the governing board, ex-officio, non-voting; three-year term)
  • Conference Chair, ex-officio, non-voting (serves at the pleasure of the governing board)
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, ex-officio, non-voting (serves at the pleasure of the governing board)

Committees and Operations

  • Development (primary function is guiding fundraising and campaign strategy with subcommittees for annual fund, major gifts, and planned giving; may include non-board members)
  • Finance (primary function is guiding financial policy and budget development with subcommittees for investment, facilities, and audit; chaired by the National Treasurer; may include non-board members)
  • Governance and Trusteeship (primary function is the recruitment and orientation of trustees and periodic review of governing documents as well as the board policy manual; chaired by the Chair-Elect)
  • Mission Committee (primary functions include developing strategies for extension, review of charter applications, and designation of circle recognition; forwards charter applications to governing board for approval; reviews organizational operating policies and procedures manual; chaired by one of the three elected advisors in a rotation; may include non-board members)
  • Executive (primary function is evaluation of the President and CEO; sets human resources policies; chaired by the Chair; comprised of the Board Chair, Chair-Elect/Governance and Trusteeship Chair, Immediate Past Chair, National Student Vice Chair, National Treasurer/Finance Chair, National Counsel, Mission Committee Chair, and Development Committee Chair)

Proposed New Board Composition

  1. At-Large Trustee #1 (staggered, three-year term)
  2. At-Large Trustee #2 (staggered, three-year term)
  3. At-Large Trustee #3 (staggered, three-year term)
  4. At-Large Trustee #4 (staggered, three-year term)
  5. At-Large Trustee #5 (staggered, three-year term)
  6. At-Large Trustee #6 (staggered, three-year term)
  7. At-Large Trustee #7 (staggered, three-year term)
  8. At-Large Trustee #8 (staggered, three-year term)
  9. At-Large Trustee #9 (staggered, three-year term)
  10. At-Large Trustee #10 (staggered, three-year term)
  11. At-Large Trustee #11 (staggered, three-year term)
  12. At-Large Trustee #12 (staggered, three-year term)
  13. At-Large Trustee #13 (staggered, three-year term)
  14. At-Large Trustee #14 (staggered, three-year term)
  15. At-Large Trustee #15 (staggered, three-year term)
  16. At-Large Trustee #16 (staggered, three-year term)
  17. At-Large Trustee #17 (staggered, three-year term)
  18. At-Large Trustee #18 (staggered, three-year term)
  19. Elected Student Trustee #1 (staggered, three-year term)
  20. Elected Student Trustee #2 (staggered, three-year term)
  21. Elected Student Trustee #3 (staggered, three-year term)
  22. Elected Advisor Trustee #1 (Academe) (staggered, three-year term)
  23. Elected Advisor Trustee #2 (Academe) (staggered, three-year term)
  24. Elected Advisor Trustee #3 (Academe) (staggered, three-year term)
  25. Appointed National Treasurer (three-year term)
  26. Appointed National Counsel (three-year term)
  27. Appointed National Leadership Conference Chair (one-year term)
  28. President and CEO (by employment contract)

National and Appointed Officers and Chairs
(to be determined from the group appointed/elected to the board as outlined above)

Chair (one-year term; elected by the Board of Trustees)
Chair-Elect (one-year term; elected by the Board of Trustees)
Past Chair (one-year term; elected by the Board of Trustees)
National Student Vice Chair (one-year term; elected by the collegiate delegates)
Chair, Mission Committee (one-year term; elected by the advisor delegates)
National Counsel (ex-officio, non-voting, three-year term)
National Treasurer (ex-officio, voting, three-year term)
Chair, National Leadership Conference (ex-officio, non-voting, one-year term)
President and CEO (by employment contract)

Information about the requirements of the non-elected/non-appointed officer trustees may be found here.