The COSMA Board of Directors (BOD) is comprised of nine (9) members at least four of which come from the COSMA membership, one at-large member to fill representational needs and one from a minority-serving institution. The BOD normally meets once a year. The BOD provides general oversight of the affairs of COSMA such as setting and monitoring the effectiveness of policies and procedures, approval of the annual budget and contracts, monitoring membership recruitment and public relations, and adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of its business, among others. The most recent meeting of the Board of Directors was held February 4, 2021 (virtually).
Current Board of Directors (as of July 14, 2020)
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)
Duties of the Board of Directors:
The BOD shall elect its own chair at the beginning of each year. The Chair will run the meetings and be a spokesperson for the BOD and COSMA. The BOD shall have such authority as is necessary and appropriate for the general oversight of the affairs of COSMA. Included among its authority and responsibilities are:
Four Directors shall be members that represent the diversity of institutions in sport management in terms of size, public/private, geographic location, and types of institutions; one Director shall represent minority serving institutions; one shall be an At-Large position to fulfill any representational needs; one shall keep records of all meetings (“Program Director/Program-Secretary Director”). Of the remaining Directors, one Director shall be a member of the sport management Business/Industry (“Industry Director”); one Director shall be a graduate level student (“Student Director”); and one Director shall be a member with expertise in non- or for-profit finance and act as a Treasurer (“Finance Director”). The COSMA Executive Director shall serve as an “ex-officio” member of the COSMA Board of Directors. The current Chair of the BOC shall serve as “BOC representative” and will have no vote.
Terms of Office
Each Director shall take office at the conclusion of the election and serve a term of three years. The Student Director will serve a term of one year or up to two years. The terms of office of the Directors will be staggered. Directors may not serve more than two consecutive terms.