Apply to be on the Board

2013 Application for Membership

Persons interested in serving as a member of the University of Michigan Board for Student Publications are cordially invited to apply for nomination.

General Information about the Board:

The University of Michigan Board for Student Publications is responsible for the publications edited and managed by the students at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, including The Michigan Daily, the Michiganensian yearbook and the Gargoyle humor magazine.

The Board's primary duty is to oversee the financial stability of the publications. Recently the Board has been responsible for raising funds to develop scholarships for worthy publication staff members and create opportunities for staff members wishing to pursue careers in journalism. The Board has nine members, each serving a three-year term. Terms are staggered so that three members are chosen each year. At least four Board members are selected from the alumni of Student Publications, and at least three members are selected from the University community, which includes students, faculty, and staff. The Board selects nominees who are then appointed by the President of the University.

Members are expected to attend all monthly meetings. The Board holds nine meetings annually, typically Monday nights from 5 to 8 p.m., four each in the fall and winter terms with a retreat for a portion of a day in the spring or summer.


While competence in and commitment to the editorial and/or business principles of U-M Student Publications and experience and expertise in publications are valuable for Board membership, the Board exercises no control over the editorial content of the publications.

Because the Board is committed to realizing diversity's benefits for itself and for the publications it oversees, the Board is particularly interested in recruiting members from underrepresented groups and who have experience and expertise in journalism, law, finance or development.

How to Apply:

Please submit a résumé that summarizes your background and experience. Publication alumni and members of the University community are asked to indicate their connection to the University of Michigan and, if applicable, to Student Publications. Applicants from the community at large are asked to describe relevant journalistic or business affiliations. Please include a phone number and email address where you can be reached during the day and a current mailing address. In addition, in one paragraph, please explain why you are interested in the University of Michigan and Student Publications and why you wish to serve on the Board. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.

Please send the above materials to

    Mark Bealafeld,
    General Manager, University of Michigan Board for Student Publications
    420 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1327

    or email them to

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