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 next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held February 10, 2021 (virtually).
Current Board of Directors (as of July 14, 2020)
Note: The BOD has expanded to a total of nine (9) members.
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:
The Board of Directors is composed of five voting members and the current Chair of the Board of Commissioners, who has no vote. Two Directors shall be members that represent the diversity of sport management programs in terms of size, public/private, geographic location, and types of institution; one shall keep records of all meetings (“Institutional Director/Institutional-Secretary Director”); 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”).
Terms of Office
Each Director shall take office at the conclusion of the Annual Member Meeting and serve a term of three years. The Student Director will serve a term of two years. The terms of office of the Directors will be staggered. Directors may not serve more than two consecutive terms.