AURP 2018 Nomination for Board Service

AURP is requesting nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors.
All AURP Institutional and Corporate Members (Regular and Sustaining levels) in good standing, may nominate themselves or others, for service on the Board. Regular and Sustaining levels include Institutional and Corporate members. Further defined, the members at either Regular or Sustaining Member Level are:
  • Institutional Members: Employees of institutions of higher education and their wholly-owned subsidiaries, this category includes research, or science parks and innovation districts that are engaged with university(s) through governance but are not directly employed by an institution of higher education.
  • Corporate Members: Professionals instrumental in facilitating the design, planning, development, operations and strategy of university-related research, and science parks, communities of innovation, technology incubators, innovation districts or technology programs.
Board service is for an initial term of three years, with a maximum of two three-year terms allowed.  
We encourage all AURP Institutional and Corporate Members to consider serving on the Board. AURP is poised for a bright future as the science and technology sector is undergoing dramatic growth and research parks are key to supporting that growth.  

In accordance with the AURP Bylaws (ratified in 2017), with the addition of one additional seat on the AURP Board of Directors, there are eight (8) board seats available this year, including the seats of up-to-five incumbent members of the Board who may be standing for re-election. With eight openings on the board, per AURP By-Laws, a minimum of ten (10) people must be on the ballot.  

Additionally, pursuant with the Bylaws, the board shall consist of not less than nine (9) Institutional Regular/Sustaining Members and no more than eight (8) Corporate Regular/Sustaining Members for a total of 17 Board members. Associate Members are not eligible for election to the board.

The Nominating Committee will decide, using their discretion, which submitted nominations will be selected to appear on the ballot.  The Committee's goal is to have a diverse board, which represents a broad range of different kinds of park experience.

The eight candidates will be elected.  Elected candidates will commence their service as of the 2018 International Conference in College Park, Maryland on October 22-26.

To nominate, please complete this Nomination Form including the nominee's bio and photo.


Nominations must be received no later than 8:00 am ET on July 9, 2018.

Thank You,

Charles F. D’Agostino, MBA
Immediate Past President and 2018 Nominating Committee Chair
Association of University Research Parks 

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* 1. Name of person submitting the nomination and contact information:

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* 2. Name of person to be nominated for Board Service (or self), plus contact information (phone and email):

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* 3. Name of Park or Organization this person represents:

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* 4. Number of year serving as a director/principal at your Institution or Corporation?

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* 5. Number of years this individual has been a member of AURP (this can include various institutions/corporations in your employment history).

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* 6. Has this individual served on any AURP Committees? If so, please list the committee service.

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* 7. Please include a Statement of Interest (platform statement of why this individual should be selected for position on the AURP Board of Directors) from the Nominee (not to exceed 250 words).

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* 8. Or upload Nominee's Biographical sketch here (not to exceed 500 words).

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* 9. Provide biographical sketch of Nominee (not to exceed 500 words):

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* 10. Upload Nominee's photograph here or email to Vickie Palmer at

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By clicking 'DONE' below, your nomination for the AURP Board of Directors will be submitted.

You will be redirected to the AURP website, home base for innovation, professional development and lasting network connections.

  • The official ballot for the board of directors will be distributed on August 1, 2018.
  • Make sure to cast your vote before the close of the voting period, August 17.
  • All candidates will be notified of their status the week of August 20.
  • Official announcement of newly elected AURP Board of Directors at the AURP International Conference including press release and media communications on October 25th.
  • Elected candidates will be requested to attend the New Board Orientation and AURP Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, October 22 (8:00am - 12:00 pm) in addition to registered attendance at the AURP International Conference 2018 on October 22-26 in College Park, Maryland.