Submitted by: Brad Barnett, Nomination and Elections Committee Chair
During the February 2013 elections you are being asked to select a candidate for the office of President-Elect, which is a three year term; spending one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Immediate Past President. The article is being posted to show you what the SASFAA Policy & Procedure Manual describes as the duties of these positions.
The candidates for the office of President Elect are:
- Nathan Basford (4 year public, Florida State University – Florida)
- Nancy Garmroth (2 year public, Spartanburg Community College – South Carolina)
You will be able to learn more about these candidates by reviewing their candidate statement and biographical information on the SASFAA website at www.sasfaa.org
The SASFAA Policy & Procedure Manual describes the duties of these positions as follows:
The president serves as the chief executive officer of the Association and presides at all Board and business meetings. In this capacity the president:
a. provides leadership and direction to all activities of the Association, the Board and all standing and ad hoc committees;
b. prior to the NASFAA 2013-2014 year, represents SASFAA as a voting member in the Board meetings, including Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Inc. (NASFAA). Beginning with the NASFAA 2013-2014 year, represents SASFAA as an observer in the Board meetings of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Inc. (NASFAA), serves as an alternate voting member in the absence of the SASFAA Past President, provides reports of NASFAA activities to the SASFAA Board and publishes reports in the SASFAA Nine News or on the website as appropriate;
c. selects all committee chair and liaisons. Works with committee chairs on finalizing committee members, who are subject to final approval of the Board at the first board meeting;
d. serves as ex-officio member of all committees;
e. approves expenditures and has authority to pay bills;
f. submits a written annual report on the year’s activities to Association members; and
g. represents SASFAA at selected SASFAA affiliated state meetings.
The president-elect assists the president and prepares for the term of office. Additional responsibilities of the president-elect include the following:
a. serves as parliamentarian to the Board;
b. until the NASFAA 2013-2014 year, serves as the alternate voting representative to the NASFAA Board of Directors, provides reports of NASFAA activities to the SASFAA Board and publishes reports in the SASFAA Nine News or on the Web site as appropriate. Beginning with the NASFAA 2013-2014 year, this position will no longer serve on the NASFAA Board of Directors;
c. represents SASFAA at selected SASFAA affiliated state meetings;
d. reviews the Manual and makes recommendations for changes to the Board or the appropriate committee;
e. conducts an orientation session at the annual conference for state presidents-elect;
f. advises and counsels the president as needed;
g. begins initial planning for the next annual conference and for the promotion of the event;
h. selects all committee chairs and liaisons. Works with committee chairs on selecting committee members utilizing a volunteer form;
i. consults with the Board and budget chair in developing future initiatives; and
j. performs other duties as requested by the president.
5.7 Immediate Past President
The Immediate past president assists the president and serves as chair of the nominations and elections, awards and the governance and planning committees. In this capacity the past president:
a. presents a slate of candidates in accordance with the election schedule or calendar for president-elect, secretary, treasurer and vice president to the Board;
b. solicits nominations for Association awards and presents the awards committee recommendations to the Board;
c. performs the duties of the president in the absence of both the president and vice president;
d. serves as a SASFAA voting representative to the Board of Directors of NASFAA.
e. conducts an annual review of the strategic long-range plan and presents a written report at the June board meeting; and
f. performs other duties as requested by the president.