Board Positions and Responsibilities
The Board consists of sixteen members: President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Secretary, Graduate Student Representative and nine Members at Large. President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer-Elect and Graduate Student Representative positions serve for one-year. As noted above, the President obligation involves a three-year commitment in total, President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. All other Board positions serve for two years and the terms are staggered so that each year approximately half term-out and those seats need to be filled.
The President is the chief executive officer of SDPA. It is the President's job to do the work of the Association with oversight from the Board. The President manages the day-to-day operations in the SDPA Office and the events/activities of the committees to assure they are executed in a manner consistent with Board approval. It is the President's responsibility to recruit volunteers to do the work of the Association and to ask for Board assistance if recruitment for a role is particularly problematic. It is the President's responsibility to develop themes networking events and for the year-end celebration. The President works with the CE Committee to develop themes for the continuing education events. The President is the spokesperson for SDPA to the membership and to the public. The President serves as chair of the Executive Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee, and the Governance Committee. The President serves as an ex-officio (voting) member of all committees and task forces.
The President-Elect serves on the Board for one year prior to succeeding to the office of President. The President serves for one year. The following year, the President succeeds to the office of Immediate Past President for one year. Thus, the Presidency involves a three-year commitment.
The President-Elect's job is to work with the President to gain the experience necessary to be President the following year. It is the responsibility of the President-Elect to develop a Strategic Plan/Budget for their Presidential year following. The President-Elect serves on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee and the Governance Committee. The President-Elect serves as an ex-officio (voting) member of all committees and task forces.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
It is the responsibility of the Immediate Past President to provide the current President with support and assistance as needed. The Immediate Past President serves as chair of the Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee and Governance Committee.
The Treasurer serves as chief financial officer of the Association and is the custodian of SDPA funds. The Treasurer is responsible for reporting to the Board monthly and to the voting membership yearly the financial status of the Association. The Treasurer is chair of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee.
SECRETARYThe Secretary shall supervise the keeping of a full and complete record of the meetings of the Full Members and the Board, shall supervise the giving of such notices as may be proper or necessary, shall supervise the keeping of the minute books and membership records of SDPA.
GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
The Graduate Student Representative is chair of the Graduate Student Committee and is liaison to the Graduate Students Committee.
There are nine Members-at-Large positions on the Board. Once elected, each Member-at-Large is assigned to be liaison to a certain group of committees and will report at each meeting the status of those committees. See Board Committee Liaisons for more detail.BOARD COMMITTEE LIAISONS