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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.  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.  

PRESIDENT

The President is 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 presides over Board meetings.  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.  The President manages the internal office staff and oversees SDPA communications.  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 for networking events and for the year-end celebration.  The President works with the CE Committee to develop continuing education goals for the year and suggests themes for major conferences. 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. See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the President.

PRESIDENT-ELECT 

The President-Elect serves on the Board for one year prior to succeeding to the office of the President.  The President-Elect serves as an ex-officio (voting) member of all committees and task forces.  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.  See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the President-Elect.

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.  See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the Immediate Past President.

TREASURER  

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 the chair of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee.  See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the Treasurer.

TREASURER-ELECT  

The Treasurer-Elect serves on the Board for one year prior to succeeding to the office of the Treasurer.  The Treasurer-Elect's job is to work with the Treasurer to gain the experience necessary to be Treasurer the following year.  The Treasurer-Elect serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee.  See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the Treasurer-Elect.

SECRETARY  

The 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.  See Policies and Procedures Chapter 3 for more detail on the role of the Secretary.

GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

The Graduate Student Representative is chair of the Graduate Student Committee and is liaison to the Graduate Students Committee.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

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


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