Board Structure

Board Structure

An elected Board of Directors exercises authority over and manages the affairs of the Chapter. The number of Directors shall be determined and fixed by the Board and may be changed from time to time by a majority vote of the then serving Directors. The Board works together in partnership to achieve the strategic goals of the Chapter. The President appoints up to four (4) Members-at-Large to serve on the Board. The Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting in May. 

The Officers of the Chapter include the President, President-elect, one or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Vice Presidents chair the following committees: Communications, Finance, Member Relations, Philanthropy, Programs, Scholar Relations, and University Relations. In addition, the president appoints the Allocations Committee, the chair for the annual fundraising event, the chair for the Long Range Planning Committee and may convene special committees as necessary to further the business of the Chapter.  

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Communications Oversees all external and internal communications including annual report, newsletter, MailChimp, and website. 
Finance Oversees the chapter's finances by creating and tracking a yearly budget and monitoring investments.
Goverance Oversees structural integrity of the organization.
Member Relations Recruits and retain a strong active membership including the new member orientation and the summer party.
Philanthropy Builds long term relationships and financial commitment with the members, community, corporations, and foundations.
Programs Addresses the educational mission of the chapter by planning programs that educate and inform members and their guests about cutting-edge research.
Scholar Relations Builds relationships among members and scholars by organizing the scholar picnic, orientation for new scholars, celebrate the scholars, lab tours and maintaining a relationship with scholar alums.
University Relations Serves as a liaison between the chapter and the university partners.


Standing Committees

Allocations Determines the number of scholar awards to be allocated to each university partner.
Long Range Plan Reviews and asseses the Chapter's growth
Nominating Slates the officers and directors and members of the next Nominating Committee.  The officers and directors and members of the Nominating Committee are slated and approved at the Annual Meeting in May.
Annual Scholar Event Plans and organizes the annual fundraiser.