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Nominations for prospective candidates to serve on Roosevelt University’s board of trustees are being accepted now through February 15, 2024. Confirmed nominees will begin their three-year term in June 2024.

The ideal candidate holds a strong commitment to Roosevelt University’s social justice mission, vision and values. The candidate shall have a demonstrated track record of leadership, a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today, and a genuine desire to contribute to the advancement of the University. Trusteeship conveys the expectation that Roosevelt University will be one of the most important charitable and philanthropic commitments of each board member.

Roosevelt University looks to the board as a source of stability and vision, and as a foundation for strategic decision-making. The board helps University leaders better plan for the future and execute the University’s mission effectively.

A complete overview of these roles can be found in the Board’s Responsibilities of Trusteeship document. 

The Nomination Process

Self-nominations are highly encouragedhelping ensure each candidate clearly understands and is committed to service requirements. All nominations will remain anonymous until qualified candidates are thoroughly screened, interviewed and confirmed for service.

Nominations, to include a cover letter and a resume and/or curriculum vitae, should be submitted electronically directly to the Development and Board Governance Committee’s liaison Jared G. Fritz-McCarty at jmccarty@roosevelt.edu no later than Thursday, February 15, 2024. General inquiries and questions may also be directed to Fritz-McCarty. An invitation for an interview will be extended to qualified candidates in early March.


Since 1945, Roosevelt University has served a unique and important role in the landscape of higher education. 

Today, 52% of our students are people of color, and 55% identify as female. Forty-six percent are the first to pursue a college degree in their family. Fifty-one percent of our undergraduate students receive a need-based Pell Grant, which far surpasses the 34% national average. Roosevelt recently reduced its tuition and fees by 40%, as cost sensitivity is especially true for the students we serve.

Roosevelt is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse board inclusive of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and more. We welcome nominations from alumni, friends and the general public.

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