ISU USA Elections

Fellow Alumnus,

Once more it is time for the ISU USA Alumni Association elections!

The next two years promise to be exciting ones for both ISU and ISU USA with another SSP in the United States in 2015, and the 2016 SSP in Israel! For those of you who have not been to an ISU Alumni Conference recently, they have evolved greatly in the last several years and are an exciting mix of professional, networking, and “fun” events. I would encourage you to join us in Athens, Ohio!

 While ISU USA has continued to function, it has been nowhere near as active as it should be! I encourage each and every ISU USA alumnus to consider running for the board. A board full of passionate alumni is one key element of an active alumni organization! 

Who is eligible to run?

You must be:

  • -       An alumnus of one of ISU’s core programs: SSP, SHSSP, MSC, or EMBA
  • -       Be either a US citizen or a foreign national living and working full time in the USA
  • -       A member of ISU USA in good standing (A member in good standing has an up to date account on http://isu-usa.org/ and is a member of the ISU USA email list at: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/isu-usa )

How do I run for a position?

To run for one (or multiple) ISU USA positions, please submit your information and platform(s) via the following Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q_fcOBuPNIq6gzulFccKZkgwLcnvx1HO10l4QtGYGPk/viewform?usp=send_form

What positions are available?

All positions are open including: 
- President
- Vice president
- Treasurer
- Director for information technologies and communications
- Director for development

How long will nominations be open?
November 14th until November 21st  December 5th at 12:01 EST. 

How long will elections be open?
December 5th to December 12th at 12:01 EST. 

When will results be announced?
December 13th

Descriptions of positions, as per our bylaws are as follows:

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.

I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the ISU USA Alumni Association, the board, or ISU in general.

Clear skies,

Joshua V. Nelson

Project Engineer, International Space University

President, ISU-USA Alumni Organization

French Phone: +33 (03) 88 65 54 58

US Phone: +1 (203) 610-3378

Email: joshua.v.nelson@gmail.com

Twitter: @The_Stargazer