Nominations Open for 2018-2019 Executive Committee Officers

Consider a WACUHO Leadership Position!


Are you looking to be more involved in WACUHO?  Have you been debating on whether or not to “take the risk” and run for an executive committee position?  Well, the time has come!

Nominate a colleague, nominate yourself, or ask a colleague to nominate you for the upcoming 2018-19 Executive Committee!
Check out the Leadership Manual and By-Laws for a full description of the positions listed below. This is an excellent opportunity to gain new experiences, provide leadership to our organization, and make new connections (and friends)!


Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on February 15, 2018 

If you are nominating a colleague, please speak to them in advance to ensure they are interested.
Open positions include:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large, North
  • Member-at-Large, Central
  • Member-at-Large, South
  • Assistant Technology Coordinator* (*this position appointed by the Executive Committee)


The Treasurer and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator positions are two-year positions and are presently filled through June 2019.

Click HERE to send us a question about running for/serving on the Executive Committee.

Nominations:  You may nominate a colleague by emailing their name, institution, and email address to our committee at  Please provide your nomination no later than February 15, 2018 at 5pm.


Candidate Declaration:  Individuals who wish to run for office must confirm their intent to run for office by emailing no later than February 28, 2018.  The nominations committee will request the completion of a candidate statement that will be sent to all individuals who nominate themselves or accept the nomination of their colleague to run for office.  The candidate statement is due by March 5, 2018.  The Candidate Statement includes the following questions:

  • Your name and institution
  • Years in profession
  • WACUHO Involvement
  • Other Relevant Involvement
  • Why are you running for Executive Office? How will your service as an Executive Officer in the benefit the association?


Thanks for your consideration!


Cindy Derrico, Yoo Mi Choi, Robert Frazier, and  Julia Rose

Nominations Committee



Are you interested in running for an executive committee position? Not sure about it means to be on Exec?  Here are a few frequently asked questions to help navigate you through the process….

Click HERE to send us a question about running for/serving on the Executive Committee.

What is the time commitment to be on the executive committee?
It generally depends on the position. However, at the very least you will need to attend no less than five in-person (5) executive committee meetings.  These meetings include (but are not limited to): The summer transition meeting when you first take office, a fall meeting, a winter meeting, a meeting prior the day prior to WACE and the annual transition meeting in June.  Additionally, you are expected to attend WACE and participate in the annual business meeting at WACE.  Finally, depending on your position you may also attend committee meetings for those you liaise with as well as conferences (e.g. RAP).    Outside of meetings, your position will require additional work to complete the work assigned to the position, prepare for meetings, host conference calls, or attend conferences; the extent varies by position with the President and Treasurer requiring more time investment. If you are interested in finding out more about a current position, contact a member of the executive committee or the nominations chair.
1 Year Commitment Positions: Vice President, Secretary, Members at Large.
2 Year Commitment:  Treasurer, Marketing/Communications Coordinator, Assistant Technology Coordinator (Year 1 is Assistant, Year 2 is Tech Coordinator), President Elect (Year 1 is elect, year 2 serves as Association President).


Who can be on the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee is open to those working as a Housing Officer at WACUHO Member campuses. A Housing Officer is defined by WACUHO as “any person on the staff or faculty of an institution or organization whose duties relate to the administration, facilities, fiscal/service management, educational, programming, and/or food service activities within college/university housing regardless of their particular title.”


Does my institution have to be a WACUHO Member for me to be a part of the Executive Committee?
Yes.  Annual membership for institutions is July 1-June 30 each year.  You may log into your WACUHO individual profile to determine if your institution is a member of WACUHO, or look here on the website:


What are the costs associated with being on the Executive Committee?
WACUHO understands the commitment involved with being on the executive committee and the volunteer nature of the positions.  To that end, WACUHO covers travel expenses to all executive committee meetings (except the WACE meeting) as well as assists with a per diem of up to $150 per day to assist with accommodations and food while at said meetings.  The individual (or in many cases their host institution) is responsible for all WACE expenses including travel, registration, accommodations and meals or costs not covered by WACUHO.  Members are also responsible for travel to committee meetings for which they liaise.  Further details may be found in the WACUHO Leadership Manual.


What is the WACUHO Leadership Manual?
The Leadership Manual is a book of policy and procedure for WACUHO.  It spells out (in great deal) various operating policies and practices for a number of items such as funding awards, creating budgets, committee responsibilities and more.  It is the “go to” book for answers to many questions within the association. This document is referenced at every meeting, so it is important to keep up to date with the policies and procedures.   The Leadership Manual also includes a copy of the WACUHO By-Laws that govern how the association functions.


When I am on the executive committee, how does voting work?
Each elected position (with the exception of President who votes to break a tie) votes on a variety of topics and issues that help to shape and influence the association.  Although appointed members do not vote, they may contribute actively to discussion at Executive Committee meetings.  General items the EC may vote on include leadership manual changes, WACE events, and approval of appointed positions.  Outside of that, Executive committee votes are generally to support the recommendation of bylaw changes or the annual operating budget, which must be approved by the Association membership at WACE.
Still have questions?  Members of the current Executive Committee or Nominations Committee are happy to answer your questions.  Feel free to contact the nominations committee at

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