CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017-18 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
THERE IS STILL TIME…
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! WACUHO wants and needs your uniqueness, charisma, and talent!
Nominate a colleague, nominate yourself, or ask a colleague to nominate you for the upcoming 2017-18 Executive Committee!
Check out the Leadership Manual and By-Laws for a full description of the positions listed below. This is your opportunity to gain new experiences, provide leadership to our organization, and make new connections (and friends)!
More information is in the January WAVES.
Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on February 24, 2017
If you are nominating a colleague, please speak to them in advance to ensure they are interested.
Open positions include:
- Vice President
- Treasurer (2 Year Commitment)
- Member-at-Large, North
- Member-at-Large, Central
- Member-at-Large, South
- Assistant Technology Coordinator* (*this position appointed by the Executive Committee)
To send a nomination, simply e-mail the full name, institution, e-mail address, and the recommended position of your nominee to: email@example.com by 5:00 PM on February 24, 2017.
James C. Smith, Nominations Chair
RUNNING FOR EXCUTIVE 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….
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 final transition meeting as you are leaving office (if your position is only one-year). Additionally, you attend WACE and the 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 may require additional work to prepare for meetings, host conference calls, or attend conferences (President). The work of the Treasurer is mostly done outside of meetings and may require additional time than other positions. 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, Member 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 Membership institutions of higher education in Housing and/or Residential Life. 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 contact the association Treasurer to determine if your institution is a member of WACUHO.
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 operations for the association. It spells out (in great deal) various operating policies 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 which 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 (appointed members do not vote, but have a voice in the topic at hand). 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 a “support” of a decision such as the annual operating budget, or changes to by-laws that MUST be ratified by the membership.
Still have questions? Members from the current Executive Committee or Nominations Committee are happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact the nominations chair Dr. James C. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org