NORDP Affinity Groups

Have you ever thought to yourself, “It would be great if we Any City, Anywhere research institutions could meet as a NORDP mini-group?”

Well, we’ve got an answer!  NORDP’s Board is excited to announce the implementation of a working structure for NORDP “Affinity Groups.” Such groups embrace the NORDP regional groups that have been naturally evolving and extend the concept to thematic groups of NORDP members whose professional interests might be with PUIs, HBCUs, EPSCoR states, foundation or corporate relations, the commercial sector, or particular sub-state regions, e.g.

Benefits for official NORDP Affinity Group designation include: access to the Board through a designated Board liaison to the group; a suite of administrative support resources for group activities, including listservs, access to MemberClicks or Qualtrics, and teleconferencing resources; opportunities to serve as a test bed for NORDP pilot projects; and enhanced opportunities for leadership experience.

Learn more about this initiative at the conference regional meetings on Monday, May 8th and at the NORDP Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 10th. I look forward to seeing you all in Colorado for what promises to be our largest annual conference to date. Safe travels to all!

Gretchen,

Your NORDP President

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