AURP 2020 Nomination for Board Service

AURP is requesting nominations for the 2020 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 currently five (5) board seats available this year, including the seats of up-to-three incumbent members of the Board who may be standing for re-election. With five openings on the board, per AURP By-Laws, a minimum of six (6) candidates 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 five candidates will be elected by the AURP membership and will commence their service as of the November 1, 2020.

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


Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm ET on June 12, 2020.

Thank You,

Mason Ailstock
Immediate Past President / 2019-2020 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.

  • June 29 - Distribution of official ballot for the board of directors
  • July 15   - Make sure to cast your vote before the close of the voting period
  • July 20  - All candidates will be notified of their election status 
  • Oct 15    - At Annual Business Meeting, official announcement of newly elected AURP Board of Directors (plus press release and media communications)
  • TBD      - Elected candidates will be requested to attend New Board Orientation and AURP Board of Directors Meeting (dates/times for this virtual meeting to be announced)
  • Nov 8   -  Commence service of the 2020-2021 AURP Board of Directors