Elections and Appointments

In accordance with Association bylaws, executive board positions are filled through a process of elections and appointments each spring.

Some board positions are elected, filled through an election open to active FSA members. Other board positions are appointed, filled by presidential appointment with the advice and approval of a simple majority of the executive board.

Open Positions

Updated as of 4/4/23

Positions are outlined in Article V of the Association bylaws.

Elected Positions

Terms begin on June 1, 2023.

  • President (2 year term)
  • Vice President (2 year term)
  • Member at Large (3 positions available, 1 year term)

Appointed Positions

Terms begin on July 1, 2023.

  • Secretary (2 year term)
  • Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Membership Coordinator (2 year term)

Nominations

Interested candidates must express intent using the self nomination form. As part of the form, candidates will be asked to answer questions regarding their interest and experience:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What experiences do you have that may be relevant to this position?
  • How would you plan to be successful in this position?

Responses to these questions will be considered the candidate statement. Candidate statements for those seeking an elected position will be made available to active FSA members and statements for those seeking an appointed position will be made available to FSA leadership.

Active members may recommend another member for a position using the recommendation form. After a recommendation form is submitted, the recommended member will be contacted so that they can consider self nomination.

Timeline

The following is an overview of the proposed timeline for the Spring 2023 elections and appointments cycle.

  • April 10, self nominations for all positions open
  • April 27, self nominations for election positions close
  • May 2, election opens
  • May 11, election closes
  • May 18, self nominations for appointed positions close
  • June 1 1, elected positions start term
  • June, appointed positions are proposed and approved
  • July 1, appointed positions start term

Eligibility and Expectations

At the time of self nomination and for the duration of term, board officers must be Active members of the FSA as outlined in Association bylaws and be committed to fulfilling the duties of the position. Individuals are encouraged to receive supervisor support.

Additionally, elected and appointed officers are expected to:

  • Attend and contribute to monthly board meetings and semesterly general membership meetings.
  • Be informed about the FSA mission, bylaws, and constitution.
  • Serve on committees and take on special assignments.
  • Seek to understand the needs of FSA members.
  • Be a champion for and promote the FSA.

Elections and Appointments Committee

As stated in the Association bylaws, the President shall appoint, with a simple majority vote of the Executive Board, a Chair for each election and appointment cycle. The Chair for the cycle should convene a committee of at least one Executive Board officer and one Active member. The Chair and the committee shall develop a roster of eligible candidates, conduct an election open to Active members of the Association, and present a final tally of the results to the committee for certification. The person receiving the highest number of votes cast for each office shall be certified as elected to that officer role. The Chair and the committee shall also present candidates for appointed officer roles to the Board for appointment.

Spring 2023 Elections and Appointments Committee

  • Christopher Hoadley, Learning and Instruction
  • Daniel Kaczmarek, Student Life Assessment and Research (chair)
  • Thomas Vane, Student Engagement

Have a question about the elections and appointments process? Contact the committee. 

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