BOT APPLICATION INTRODUCTION
I am delighted to learn that you are considering the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Northrise University Initiative. Your thoughtful and prayerful consideration is greatly appreciated. I am sincerely grateful for your support and eagerly look forward to the prospect of working alongside you in this new capacity.
For over 30 years, Doreen and I have been blessed with the presence of friends who have loved, supported, and guided us throughout this incredible journey since God first planted the vision of Northrise in our hearts. The NUI Board of Trustees was established with the purpose of providing developmental and financial assistance to Northrise University, tailored to each Trustee's desired level of involvement. By funding the U.S. operations, the Board of Trustees ensures that 100% of all funds raised for scholarships and capital projects are directly allocated to Northrise University in Zambia.
There has never been a more thrilling time to be part of Northrise University and witness the divine work unfolding in Zambia and beyond. Lives are being transformed on a daily basis, and with over 1,000 students and nearly 700 graduates, the future holds even greater promise.
As an NUI Trustee, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our vision of "Empowering the people of Zambia, one student at a time." We firmly believe that this vision will continue to expand and eventually extend beyond Zambia, reaching neighboring countries and other parts of Africa. Your leadership and influence will enable us, based on your availability and desired level of engagement, to act as a friend and advocate by sharing your personal Northrise story with others and encouraging them to consider joining the Northrise family.
By joining the Board of Trustees, you will become an integral part of an extraordinary chapter in Northrise University's history. Together with other dedicated men and women of faith, we will strive to:
- Establish a solid foundation for future growth, sustainability, and a lasting legacy that will impact future generations.
- Expand our main campus to accommodate over 2,000 students.
- Empower individuals and effect transformation on a spiritual, economic, and cultural level, not only within the nation but also beyond.
I urge you to carefully review the enclosed information as you seek guidance in making your decision to join the Board of Trustees. Please be assured that I will continue to uphold you in prayer and remain available to address any inquiries you may have.
BOARD OP TRUSTEE NOMINEE
Trustees serve an important role in supporting the university and ensuring its future success. The information on this website will help clarify your role as a trustee in the current university structure and share the history and future vision of Northrise. We will be praying for you and God's clear direction in this important decision.
- Share the story of Northrise with family, friends, and associates
- Serve, based on availability and desired commitment, as needed.
- Support Northrise University with operating resources
- Hold regular meetings and contribute to the university's strategic direction
- Host gatherings in your area to support the work of NU
- Christian men and women with a heart for what God is doing through Northrise University in Zambia
- Support the development of students both academically and spiritually to empower them to lead the spiritual, social, and economic transformation of Zambia and neighboring countries
- In a position to make an annual $10,000 contribution to support the Northrise University Initiative
Please review the information contained on this website and let us know if you have any questions about Northrise University or the role of the Board of Trustees. If you would like to be considered to serve on the Board of Trustees of Northrise University, please complete the application form. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ian Cosh - Chairman
Northrise Univerity Board of Trustees
Jeff Globe - Executive Director
Northrise University Initiative
BOARD OF TRUSTEES STRUCTURE
CHAIRMAN LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Board of Trustees (BOT) will have a chairman appointed by the President of Northrise University for a term of two years. The Chairman can be replaced at any time prior to the end of their two-year term by a simple majority vote of the BOT. The Chairman can serve consecutive terms if so re-elected by the BOT at each annuel meeting of the BOT.
TERM OF OFFICE
Trustees would initially serve for a three-year term and at the end of that term, may decide if thye would like to serve additional three-year terms thereafter if invited to do so by the BOT nominating commitee. There is no limit to the number of terms a Trustee may serve.
Members of the BOT will conduct themselves and their personal and professional life in a manner consistent with the ideals of the University. A BOT member may be asked to resign of be removed from the BOT for any reason through a motion made to the chairman and carried a simple majority vote of the BOT.
It is anticipated that each trustee would make an annual contribution of a minimum of $10,000 towards the Northrise University Initiative. Contributions are due in June of each year.
LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
BOT members share the story of Northrise and provide development and networking support in the U.S. Legal responsibility for all matters of the University will reside with the Board of Regents. The Chair of the BOT will communicate with the Board of Regents on behalf of the BOT.
The BOT will have one annual meeting. It is anticipated that BOT members would make every effort to attend the annual meeting either in person or through electronic means. BOT meetings will be held according to Roberts Rules of Order.
The agenda for the BOT meetings will be created by the Chairman in consultation with the President of Northrise University and the Chairman of the Board of Regents. BOT members have the right to forward agenda items to the Chairman of the BOT at least ten working days before the annual BOT meeting.
Any disputes or matters for resolution concerning the formation or conduct of the BOT will be addressed by the Board of Regents.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Joe and Tamara Alkins - Houston, TX
Brandon and Kimberly Arneson - Seattle, WA
Jeff and Karen Armour - Laguna Hills, CA
Bob and Brenda Barkley - Memphis, TN
Josh and Alexandra Becker - Newport Beach, CA
Andy and Susan Bramel - Newport Beach, CA
Dave and Laura Cheatham - Phoenix, AZ
Ian and Sharon Cosh - Arkadelphia, AR
Keith and Sue Courts - Midland, TX
Charles and Lanie Davidson - Midland, TX
Paul and Marilyn Ellis - Fairhope, AL
Rod and Pam Emery - Newport Beach, CA
Chuck and Nancy Fry - Newport Beach, CA
Robert and Michelle Fullmer - Houston, TX
Jeff and Tracy Goble - Phoenix, AZ
Ryan and Jessica Globe - Phoenix, AZ
Chris and Krystal Grogan - Phoenix, AZ
Steve and Mary Grant - Newport Beach, CA
Kyle and Brittany Hansen - Scottsdale, AZ
Hamp and Nancy Holcomb - Temple, TX
Joe and Annette Oltmans - Laguna Beach, CA
Andrew and Linda Lawler - Phoenix, AZ
Dick and Tedi McClain - Phoenix, AZ
Doug and Marilee Schneider - Newport Beach, CA
Steven and Anita Schultz - Phoenix, AZ
Robert and Suzanne Searles - Newport Beach, CA
Scott and Diane Shillings - Houston, TX
Alan and Teresa Smith - Newport Beach, CA
Austin and Kris Stockfish - Austin, TX
Charles and Debra Stroupe - Phoenix, AZ
Derek and Katie Turner - Tempe, AZ
Mark and Trish Van Mourick - Dana Point, CA
Rusty and Sara Van Zandt - Newport Beach, CA
Ben and Tera Verheyen - Newport Beach, CA
Robert and Janet Whitmire - Little Rock, AR
Jeremy and Tracee Williams - Phoenix, AZ
Moffat and Doreen Zimba - Ndola, Zambia