To the SUAA Membership! It is with great pleasure that the SUAA 2021 Nominating committee invites SUAA members to submit nominations for volunteer service on the Board of Directors. Current members can be found on the SUAA website under Quick Links Contact Us. The Board of Directors’ positions are open to those who are currently working and to those who are retired.
See Call for Nominations 2021 for details.
To make sure there is no confusion the following is from the SUAA Bylaws:
OFFICERS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS
4.1. Officers. The officers of SUAA shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
4.1.a Minimum Qualifications of Officers. A nominee for the office of President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer must have been a member of SUAA for at least two (2) years prior to election.
4.1.b. Restrictions to serving as an Elected Officer.
4.1.b.1 No officer may serve concurrently as a regional director on the Board of Directors.
4.1.b.2 No more than two (2) officers may be from the same region.
4.1.b.3 At least one officer must be from a community college and at least one officer must be from a university. In the case of a conflict with this provision, the election of the officer listed earliest in Section 4.1 of these
bylaws shall take precedence over the election of the officer listed later in that section.
4.1.b.4 No two (2) officers shall be from the same chapter.
Currently, the President is from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The Treasure is from Illinois State University.
4.2.c. Election of Regional Directors.
4.2.c.1. At the annual House of Delegates meeting, delegates from each region shall elect an individual to serve as Regional Director for each opening on the Board of Directors from that region with their term of office beginning at the final adjournment of the annual House of Delegates meeting held in June of the year of their election. Should a regional director be unable to fulfill his or her term as a director, the vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Directors. The vacancy shall be filled by an individual from a similar institution (community college or university) and from that region to complete the unexpired term.
4.2.c.2. Regional Directors shall serve for two years or until their successors are elected and shall not serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office and may serve again after being out of office for at least one term.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
5.3. The duties of the Vice-President shall be:
5.3.a. To act on behalf of the President in the President’s absence.
5.3.b. To serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
5.3.c. To succeed the President if the office of President becomes vacant.
5.4. The duties of the Secretary shall be:
5.4.a. To prepare or cause to be prepared and to maintain a complete record of all proceedings of all House of Delegates and Board of Directors meetings, all proceedings of all business, and all other records of the Association as required by law.
5.4.b. To serve as a member of the Board of Directors.