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 3/22/24

Positions are outlined in Article V of the Association bylaws.

Elected Positions

Terms begin on June 1, 2024.

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


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.


The following is an overview of the proposed timeline for the Spring 2024 elections and appointments cycle.

  • April 9, self nominations for all positions open
  • April 26, self nominations close
  • May 1, election opens
  • May 10, election closes
  • June 1, elected 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 2024 Elections and Appointments Committee

  • Hannah Giarrizzo, LEAD Coordinator, Community & Civic Engagement, Student Life
  • Daniel Kaczmarek, Director, Assessment and Research, Student Life (commitee chair)
  • Melissa Meyer, Senior Advancement Writer, University Advancement Communications

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

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