ISU*USA Board nominations are now open

Hi all. Nominations for the 2011-2012 ISU*USA Board of Directors are now open. All details about ISU*USA, including elections, is detailed in our bylaws.

In brief, here is what you should know...

  • Who is eligible to nominate or be nominated? Any ISU alumni who are (a) US citizens or (b) living in the US (regardless of citizenship).
  • How do you nominate someone? Email the nominee's name to vote@isu-usa.org. (It helps if you can also send the nominee's ISU affiliation, e.g., SSP 2006, and email address.) Self-nominations are allowed.
  • What positions are open for voting? President; vice president; treasurer; director for information technologies and communications; and director for development -- details from the by-laws are posted below (and you can email us questions at board@isu-usa.org).
  • How long will nominations be open? Monday 4 October to Monday 18 October.
  • How long will elections be open? Monday 1 November to Monday 15 November.
  • When will results be announced? Wednesday 17 November.

If you have any questions about elections, ask at vote@isu-usa.org.

Information about board positions from the bylaws:

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS—COMPOSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

SECTION 1. ELECTED OFFICERS

The Association's Board of Directors shall at a minimum consist of five elected officers. 

a) PRESIDENT - The President shall serve as the Association's primary liaison to ISU Headquarters and shall represent the Association in all manners and shall be responsible for establishing and preserving contacts between ISU*USA, ISU, other regional alumni organizations, and other groups. He/she shall preside at all meetings of both the Members of the Association and the Board of Directors.  If he/she cannot attend any said meeting, he/she shall designate the Vice President or an alternate presiding officer from among the other elected officers of the Board of Directors.  He/she shall have the general and active management of the affairs of the Association. He/she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

b) VICE PRESIDENT - The Vice President shall be responsible for the giving and service of all notices of the Association, keeping the minutes of all meetings of Members and of the Board of Directors, updating the membership list, distributing copies to the Board of Directors and general Members as requested and overseeing all elections. He/she shall be in charge of the records of the Association including books containing contact information of the Members and the directors of the Association, together with copies of all reports made by the Association, and such other books and papers as the Board of Directors may direct. He/she shall be responsible for the keeping and filing of all books, reports, and other documents required by law to be kept and filed by the Association and not required to be kept by some other officer or agent of the Association. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.

c) TREASURER – The Treasurer shall have the custody of the funds of the Association and shall keep a full and accurate account of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the Association in the books belonging to the Association, and shall deposit all monies, securities, and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Association, in such chartered bank or trust company or, in the case of securities, in such registered dealer in securities as may be designated by the Board of Directors from time to time. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Association as may be directed by proper authority taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the President and directors at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, or whenever they may require it, an accounting of all the transactions and a statement of the financial position of the Association. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.

d) DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATIONS – The Director for Information Technologies and Communications shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Association's web site, a main instrument in the communication among Members and publicity of the Association and communication to Members of the Association's activities.  He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.

e) DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT – The Director for Development shall be responsible for developing and directing the fundraising plans of the Association.  He/she shall serve as the primary liaison of the Association to the U.S. Foundation for ISU and coordinate fundraising and scholarship activities of the two organizations. The Director for Development shall also serve as a chief organizer of recruitment efforts of Members.  He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.