Leadership Positions

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Board of Directors - General

ARTICLE V

Duties of Officers

Section 1. Board of Directors.
  1. The Board of Directors shall have full control of the business and affairs of the Association and shall report its official actions to the members of the Association at the annual business meeting or, if such a meeting is not held, through the Journal of Dairy Science®, or the Association’s Internet website.
  2. The Corporation shall hold title to all property and funds of the Association and shall have the right to powers vested in the Association by the laws of the District of Columbia under which it was incorporated.
  3. The Board of Directors shall establish annually an Executive Committee, the voting members consisting of the President, Vice President, Past President, and the Past-Past President or other appointed member(s) from the Board of Directors, to manage the interim affairs of the Association as delegated by the Board of Directors. The Editor-in-Chief, Executive Director, and Treasurer shall be nonvoting members of the Executive Committee.
  4. The Board of Directors shall establish annually an Internal Affairs Committee, which is composed of the Vice President (Chair), two senior Directors, and the immediate past Director from the Division other than that of the Vice President. The duties of this committee shall be to consider problems and opportunities related to policies, affairs, and awards of the Association as directed or requested by the President and to recommend action to the Board of Directors.
  5. The Board of Directors may appoint or cause to be appointed other such committees or organizations of the Board or Association as it deems necessary. The Board of Directors shall receive and act on the recommendations of the committees.
  6. The Board of Directors shall pass on all applications for the establishment of Sections and Branches of the Association.
  7. The Board of Directors shall fix the amount of annual dues to be paid by members and the amount to be paid by non-member subscribers to the Journal of Dairy Science.
  8. The Board of Directors shall adopt an annual budget under which expenditures of the Association funds will be authorized.
  9. The Board of Directors may employ an Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, and Association Editor(s) under contractual arrangement.
  10. The Board of Directors shall appoint annually a Treasurer. The Treasurer should be a former officer or director whose appointment should not exceed three consecutive years. The Treasurer shall be a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  11. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to define and establish awards and grant Life Memberships.
  12. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to present to the Association a resolution asking for the expulsion of any member whose conduct has been shown to be damaging to the Association, or its reputation, or purposes after (1) the individual has been invited to appear before the Board; (2) the individual has been advised of the reason for his or her expulsion; and (3) the individual has had opportunity to present his or her witness and to plead his or her case with or without the benefit of counsel.
  13. A majority of the elected officers of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
  14. All electronic board votes must be unanimous, in accordance with state not for profit law.
President

ADSA President - Duties and Responsibilities

From the ADSA By-laws:

Section 2. President.
  • The President shall have general supervision of the Association and shall 1) preside over meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors and shall perform such other duties as pertain to the office of President, 2) appoint all committees and representatives of the Association, not otherwise provided in Article V, Section 3.a) of the Bylaws, subject to approval of the Board of Directors, 3) be an ex-officio member of all committees appointed by the Board except as provided for in Article V, Section 1(d) of the Bylaws, 4) jointly, with the Executive Director, sign all contracts with a value between $5,000 and $10,000 and bring contracts in excess of $10,000 to the Board for approval, 5) report on the general condition of the Association at the Annual Meeting.
  • In the event of a vacancy in the elected officers of the Association, the President will submit to the Board of Directors for approval the nomination of members to fill this vacancy.
  • The President shall be authorized to sign Association checks for disbursement of authorized funds in the absence of the Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director or as the occasion may dictate.
  • President shall call meetings of the Board of Directors, and notices of such meetings shall be sent to each member of the Board of Directors not less than twenty days prior to the meeting.
  • President shall call for the committee reports to be acted upon at the business meeting of the Board of Directors.

The President is entitled to vote on all matters before the Board, but, by custom, does not vote, except to break a tie. The President is more a facilitator than a decision maker, with limited authority (see above) to act on his or her own. The President presides over three in-person Board meetings each year (the Mid-year in late January and two Board meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting) a board meeting conference call each month, and the Annual Business Meeting of the association. The President is a member of the Executive Committee, the only decision making authority above the Board that is empowered to act between Board meetings on an emergency basis. The Executive Committee supervises the Executive Director, though the President maintains the closest working relationship with the Executive Director. The Executive Director provides support to the President, utilizing staff and outside resources, as appropriate. The President is an ex-officio member of all ADSA Committees, including the ADSA Foundation. The President acts as a resource to the Vice-President in making committee and other appointments, and assigns work/issues charges as necessary, whether in response to matters brought forth, or at his/her own initiative.

The President works to ensure that the Constitution and Bylaws are followed, as well as the ADSA Handbook, especially with respect to national committees. The President works with the Executive Director to set Board meeting agendas, with the involvement of the Vice-President, and with input from the Board. The President customarily reviews and approves the draft minutes of Board meetings/calls, and ensures that minutes are taken when the Executive Committee and Board are in executive session.

The President acts as spokesperson for the association, from time-to-time.

Prior to entering office:

During the year leading up to the Presidential year, develop ideas/contributions that you would like to make during your Presidency, that are consistent with the ADSA Strategic Plan. Think about how you can leverage your role as ADSA President to benefit ADSA more broadly within and outside of the scientific community. Think about utilizing the executive committee and Executive Director in a strategic way before bringing issues and recommendations to the board.

In the month prior to assuming office (at the conclusion of the ADSA Annual Business Meeting), review the ADSA Constitution and Bylaws the ADSA Handbook. If not coming directly from the Board of Directors, review the Board and Foundation minutes from the prior two years.

July

Send one or more charges to the chairs of ADSA standing committees to accomplish specific objectives, including the due date for annual reports to the Board. If chairs are to provide input into the program committees or symposia, note that this must occur prior to Aug 15th.

Send a memo to each of the ADSA representatives (currently 15) alerting them to their roles, expense reimbursement procedures and annual report requirements. Determine if any can't fulfill their obligations, so that you may find a replacement.

Discuss with the ADSA Treasurer the timing of a draft budget for the following calendar year (note: only ADSA’s fiscal year is the calendar year; all other aspects of ADSA run on a July-to-July year (from the end of one ADSA Annual Business Meeting to the end of the next). The Board must approve the association budget no later than the December Board call.

As of the conclusion of the second Board meeting at the annual conference, ensure that each board member has been assigned to an ADSA Strategic goal, and is clear about the strategic initiatives they will pursue for the next year.

Initiate conversations with the Executive Director to learn of any developments, improvements that could be made, or issues that need to be addressed, whether to do with ADSA or FASS.

Develop a list of mega issues to be discussed by the Board and schedule for upcoming Board calls.

Prior to the August conference call, review the minutes of all of the annual Board meetings, Executive committee meeting, and Joint Executive Committee meeting, if available. Any action items or unresolved issues need to be considered for an Executive Committee meeting, or for the Board call when setting the agenda.

August

Begin regular phone conversations with ASAS President to discuss joint activities with ADSA and how to work together more effectively to the benefit of the members.

On the August Board call, remind the Board of the need to create their strategic action teams, and a detailed work plan for each strategic initiative they have agreed to pursue, including identification of resources required, so that budget provisions can be made.

Review the administration and governance aspect of the ADSA Strategic Plan in consultation with the Executive Director to identify potential improvements either within operations that ADSA itself controls, or that FASS controls.

Plan to attend the ASAS/ADSA Midwest meeting in mid-March, the Midwest SAD meeting in Feb. If attendance is not possible, determine who will represent ADSA. The ADSA president participates in the Board meetings held in conjunction with these Branch and Division meetings, as well as the open aspects of these meeting.

Approve Board minutes from August Board call and work with the Executive Director to develop agenda for September Board call.

September

Write the letter from the President for the ADSA fall newsletter. The ADSA staff will request and set a due date. Review past newsletters on the ADSA website for background.

Confirm with the Treasurer that budget preparation is underway and on target for Board approval not later than December.

Begin planning for the Mid-year Board meeting, including any training to be done in conjunction with the Board meeting, and special guests to be invited.

Approve Board minutes from September Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for October Board call.

October

Make calls to each Board member to ensure timely delivery of strategic initiative action plans, and importance of delivering results to advance ADSA.

Begin working with Vice President on committee appointments and representatives to other organizations, offering to provide support in identifying candidates from the President’s Division.

Approve Board minutes from October Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for November Board call.

November

Budget should be ready for Executive Committee review, prior to presentation to the full Board on the December Board call.

Develop Joint Executive Committee topics for the Mid-year JEC meeting.

Approve Board minutes from November Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for December Board call.

December

Send out request for feedback on Executive Director’s performance (annual review is conducted during the Mid-year Executive Committee meeting). Finalize the Mid-year Board agenda and the Executive Committee agenda in early December.

Approve Board minutes from December Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for January Board call.

January

Presides over the Mid-year Board meeting, Executive Committee meeting, and, together with the President of ASAS, the Joint Executive Committee meetings. Leads the performance evaluation/review of the Executive Director, including setting of goals for the Executive Director for the succeeding year. Attends the Mid-year Foundation conference call. If Executive Director’s contract is set to expire in spring, conduct preliminary discussion with Executive Committee during executive session of the Executive Committee meeting.

Send a reminder out to standing committees and ADSA reps that a report is needed by June 1.

Approve Board minutes from Mid-year Board meeting and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for February Board call.

Communicate with HR for ADSA at FASS the results of the annual review of the Executive Director and compensation adjustments approved by the Board during the Mid-Year Board Meeting (in executive session).

February

Take the lead with the Executive Committee on negotiating a new employment agreement with the Executive Director, if contract is expiring. Carefully follow IRS safeharbor rules, spelled out in the ADSA Handbook, in the Executive Committee section.

Participate in the Midwest SAD meeting, attending if possible, to address the students there gathered.

Write the letter from the President for the ADSA spring newsletter. The ADSA staff will request and set a due date. Review past newsletters on the ADSA website for background.

Approve Board minutes from February Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for March Board call.

March

If applicable, complete negotiations with Executive Director on new employment contract so everyone is in agreement, as the current agreement terminates April 15th.

Participate in the ASAS/ADSA Midwest meeting (Midwest full-day Board meeting, and the conference). The President and Executive Director report on ADSA to the Midwest Board. The ADSA President and Executive Director sit on the dais at the Midwest Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, where the ADSA President delivers a short report.

Begin preparing for the many activities at the Joint Annual Meeting, including the Opening Session and Global Networking Reception address, running the ADSA Annual Business Meeting & Open Forum, and the many internal/committee meetings (staff prepares a schedule for all internal meetings).

Approve Board minutes from March Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for April Board call.

April

Approve Board minutes from April Board call and work with the Executive Director to develop agenda for May Board call.

May

Begin planning/agenda development for the Annual Board meetings, Executive Committee Meeting, Joint Executive Meetings and ADSA Annual Business Meeting. With staff support, create invitation list for Presidential reception.

Approve Board minutes from the May Board call and work with Executive Director to develop agenda for June Board call.

June

Final preparation for all meetings at the Joint Annual Meeting. Executive Committee meeting includes six month update on Executive Director performance.

Approve Board minutes from June Board call.

July

Attends Annual Meeting. Presides over the Executive Committee, Annual Board Meeting, and the Annual Business Meeting. Attends the Foundation Board of Trustees meeting.

Vice President

ADSA Vice President - Duties and Responsibilities

The Vice President is a voting member of the Association Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee. The Vice-President automatically become President by virtue of his/her election to the office of Vice-President. The Vice President is responsible for taking the lead on the Executive Committee in all internal and external policy matters, and the internal affairs of the association. The Executive Director provides support to the Vice-President, utilizing staff and outside resources as appropriate.

The primary responsibility of the Vice President is make ADSA Committee appointments and also to appoint representatives to the (currently) fifteen organizations ADSA maintains a relationship with. As the Vice-President is from one division, he/she works with the President to develop recommendations for Board approval.

The Vice-President is the chair of the ADSA Award committee that selects ADSA Fellows. The Vice-President is assigned tasks by the President through out the year.

In the year leading up to the Presidency, the Vice President familiarizes himself/herself with all aspects of the association and foundation operations. In addition, the Vice President uses this timeframe to develop ideas/contributions that he/she would like to make during his/her year as President, consistent with the ADSA Strategic Plan.

Past President

ADSA Past President - Duties and Responsibilities

The Past President is a voting member of the Association Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee.

The primary responsibility of the Past President is as Chairperson of the ADSA Overall Awards Committee, charged with ensuring the delivery of the ADSA annual awards ceremony. Full staff support is provided for all aspects of the awards program.

The Past President also provides experience, continuity, and support to the President and the Board of Directors as needed/requested.

The Past President is one of three voting ADSA representatives who sit on the FASS Board (along with the ADSA Past-Past President and ADSA Past-Past-Past President). As elected officers of ADSA, the ADSA Past-President and Past-Past President serve as liaison between the FASS and ADSA Boards to ensure effective two-way communication between the ADSA and the FASS Boards. The FASS Board meets twice each year in person (spring and fall) and by conference calls at other times.

The Past President serves as a FASS Board member, along with the ADSA President and Past-Past President. FASS Board service includes assignment to FASS standing committees.

The Past President publishes a letter in the December issue of the Journal of Dairy Science® (due to the FASS Editorial staff September 30th).

Past-Past President

ADSA Past-Past President - Duties and Responsibilities

The Past-Past President is a non-voting member of the Association Board of Directors. A primary responsibility of the Past-Past President is to serve as a FASS Board member, along with the ADSA Past President and Past-Past-Past President.

The FASS Board is comprised of three voting members, The Past-Past President is one of three ADSA representatives who sit on the FASS Board (along with the Secretary/Treasurer). As elected officers of ADSA, the Past-President and Past-Past President serve as liaison between the FASS and ADSA Boards to ensure effective two-way communication between the ADSA and the FASS Boards. The FASS Board meets twice each year in person (spring and fall) and by conference calls, otherwise.

The Past-Past President also provides experience, continuity, and support to the President and the Board of Directors as needed/requested.

Secretary/Treasurer

ADSA Secretary/Treasurer - Duties and Responsibilities

From the ADSA Constitution:

Section 1, Article 4

The Treasurer is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

From the ADSA Bylaws:

Section 6. Treasurer.

  1. The Treasurer shall
    1. Act in the absence of the President, Executive Director, or Assistant Executive Director with respect to the disbursement of funds.
    2. Cooperate with the President and Executive Director in the preparation of a yearly budget for the Association.
    3. Provide a detailed review of all Association transactions.
    4. Assume other duties designated by the Board of Directors.

From the ADSA Handbook:

  1. Resolutions Committee: The ADSA Secretary, in consultation with the Production Division and Dairy Foods Division Chairs, shall be responsible for corporate resolutions.

Duties:

  1. Authors resolution that expresses gratitude of ADSA members to hosts of the Annual Meeting and for contributions thereto.
  2. Authors resolution that expresses gratitude of ADSA members to the annual meeting sponsors.
  3. Authors resolution that expresses gratitude of ADSA members to award sponsors.
  4. Authors resolution that expresses gratitude of ADSA members to speaker sponors.
  5. Solicits proposed resolutions from each division’s members and assists in perfecting those resolutions tendered by the members.
  6. Transmits proposed resolutions to the ADSA Board of Directors prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Association, to be read and approved at said meeting.

The ADSA Treasurer is appointed to a one year term, and may serve up to three consecutive terms. The Treasurer also serves at the Secretary of the Association, hence Secretary/Treasurer, by Board action. The Treasurer is at once the Treasurer of the Association and of the Foundation. The Executive Director provides support to the Treasurer, utilizing staff and outside resources, as appropriate.

The Secretary/Treasurer is a non-voting member of the Association Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Foundation.

Duties include:

Leads the review of the annual budget for the Executive Committee, ensuring requested changes agreed by the Executive Committee are made, and then doing the same with the full board, all prior to the beginning of each calendar year.

Leads the portion of the Executive Committee meeting devoted to finances at the mid-year and annual Executive Committee meeting, and as needed to address financial issues that arise or at the request of the President/Executive Committee.

Provide a financial report at the ADSA Annual Business Meeting.

Reviews monthly financials statements of the Association and provides an oral report on the financial position of the association, as appropriate, at each Board meeting and Foundation meeting.

Reviews and signs the following state forms:

The annual report; unclaimed property report; other legal documents requiring the signature of the Secretary.

Reviews, signs, and presents to the Board the following state and federal forms:

IRS Form 990 and Form 990T (if applicable); Attorney General Report,

Reviews and approves the Executive Director’s expense reports.

Contacts the lead FASS accountant by phone at the conclusion of each year to determine if the Executive Director has dictated accounting treatment of any transactions that the Chief Accountant is not comfortable with (this is an ADSA Policy).

May be assigned to teams by the President, as necessary.

Assists in recruiting members of the finance committee, as needed.

Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief, as Board Member - Duties and Responsibilities

The Editor in Chief is a non-voting member of the Association Board of Directors, but a voting member of the Executive Committee. The Editor-in-Chief serves a three-year term that may be renewed one time.

The primary responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief, as Board Member, is to ensure a close and continuous connection between ADSA’s single most important working asset, the Journal of Dairy Science® and the Board of Directors. With staff support, the Editor-in-Chief provides an in-depth report to the Board at the Mid-Year and the annual meeting, with verbal report on regularly scheduled Board conference calls, as necessary.

As a member of the Executive Committee, the Editor-in-Chief participates in all deliberations, including finance, internal and external policy and other matters requiring action that come before the Executive Committee that cannot be delayed until the next Board meeting.

Please see the ADSA Handbook for additional duties and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief.

Board Members - Dairy Foods

ADSA Board Member, Dairy Foods - Duties and Responsibilities

There are three Board members from the Dairy Foods Division elected to the ADSA Board of Directors, each serving a three-year term. Each board member is assigned to an ADSA strategic goal, taking responsibility for creating an action team to undertake one or more Board-approved strategic initiatives under that strategic goal. Board member work is supported by the Executive Director, FASS staff, and third party resources. Dairy Foods Board members have additional responsibilities related to the Dairy Foods Division that change according to Board tenure.

First year Dairy Foods Board Member: Liaison to Dairy Foods Division, working with the Chair of the Dairy Foods Council; Brings forth Dairy Foods Division appointments for Board approval; Provides a verbal report to the Board at the Mid-year and Annual Meeting.

Second year Dairy Foods Board Member: Serves as Chair of the Dairy Foods Nominations Committee.

Other duties as may be assigned.

Board members are expected to prepare for and attend all in-person (the Mid-year and Annual) and monthly teleconference calls, and actively deliberate issues that come before the Board.

In the year after leaving office, serves as a member of the Internal Affairs Committee.

Board Members - Production

ADSA Board Member, Production - Duties and Responsibilities

There are three Board members from the Production Division elected to the ADSA Board of Directors, each serving a three-year term. Each board member is assigned to an ADSA strategic goal, taking responsibility for creating an action team to undertake one or more Board-approved strategic initiatives under that strategic goal. Board member work is supported by the Executive Director, FASS staff and third party resources. Production Board members have additional responsibilities related to the Production Division that change according to Board tenure.

First year Production Board Member: Liaison to Production Division, working with the Chair of the Production Division Council; Brings forth Production Division appointments for Board approval; Provides a verbal report to the Board at the Mid-year and Annual Meeting.

Second year Production Board Member: Serves as Chair of the Production Nominations Committee.

Other duties as may be assigned.

Board members are expected to prepare for and attend all in-person (the Mid-year and Annual) and monthly teleconference calls, and actively deliberate issues that come before the Board.

In the year after leaving office, serves as a member of the Internal Affairs Committee.

SAD President

SAD President, as ADSA Board Member - Duties and Responsibilities

The Student Affiliate Division (SAD) President is a non-voting member of the Association Board of Directors.

The SAD President may attend the mid-year and annual Board meetings, and the ADSA Annual Business Meeting, providing a report at each. The SAD President is supported by the third-year advisor and ADSA staff. The third-year advisor acts as the liaison between the SAD and the ADSA Board of Director on monthly Board conference calls.

Please see the ADSA Handbook for additional duties and responsibilities of the SAD President.

SAD Officers & Advisors

SAD Officers

Student Affiliate Division Officers

Officer Responsibilities in preparation for ADSA SAD Annual Meeting

President

  • Oversees all activities of the meeting.
  • Attends the ADSA Board of Directors meeting (ex-officio capacity) to report on student activities. (Usually at the start of the first board meeting during Annual Meeting - keep in contact with ADSA Exec. Director.)
  • Attend the Host/Board of Directors Dinner (TBA)
  • Submits and presents annual report on the status of the student affiliate to the parent organization of ADSA at the business meeting (Attend with third-year advisor. Usually on Wednesday morning during the Annual Meeting).

First Vice President

  • Coordinate the student mixer.
  • Select three judges prior to the meeting to judge the following contests:
    • Chapter Award Contest:
      • Judge chapter displays
      • Judge Annual Reports
  • Select three judges prior to the meeting to judge the following contests:
    • Yearbook Contest
    • Scrapbook Contest
  • (You will need a total of six judges for the contests.)
  • Coordinate the scoring for the contests.
  • Work with Secretary-Treasurer to add up points for part III on Chapter Award Scorecard.
  • Present the awards for the Chapter Contest, the Yearbook Contest, the Scrapbook Contest, and the Electronic Yearbook at the Awards Luncheon.
  • Serve as the representative to the Land O Lakes Teaching Award Selection Committee. (They contact you with information via mail).
  • Invocation at Awards Luncheon.
  • First-Year Advisor will assist you with the contests.

Second Vice President

  • Work with Molly Kelley to prepare/update a display of student activities for the national meeting.
  • Coordinate and lead the Activities Symposium at the national meeting (request presentations in advance for preloading).
  • Select three judges prior to the meeting to judge the following contest (1 student, 2 members):
    • Electronic Yearbook Contest (Molly Kelley will mail CDs to your judges on June 1 for judging during the month of June)
  • Serve as representative to the Milk Industry Foundation Award (in odd-numbered years) or Kraft Teaching Award (in even-numbered years) Selection Committee.
  • Introduce speaker at awards luncheon.
  • Present the awards for the Electronic Yearbook at the Awards Luncheon.
  • First-Year Advisor will assist you with the contests.

Third Vice President

  • Present the following awards at the luncheon:
    • Outstanding National Student Affiliate Advisor Award (Say a few words about the outstanding advisor - pull from contest entry)
    • Student Chapter Most Miles Traveled Award (Tell how many people came from the school and how many miles)
  • Collect data at the national meeting to determine the winner of the Student Chapter Most Miles Traveled Award. (Miles traveled by each chapter times members attending the national meeting.)
  • Chair the Outstanding Student and Advisor selection committee.
  • In charge of getting three judges for the selection of these awards. (Use same 3 judges for both contests)
  • Second-Year Advisor will assist you with your duties.

Secretary/Treasurer

  • Keep minutes of all meetings.
  • Help with officer and advisor election.
    • Pass out ballots
    • Collect ballots
  • Send minutes from the national meeting to the SAD Liaison by September 1.
  • Chair the Web Site Contest selection committee.
    • In charge of getting three judges for the selection of the Web Site Contest.

Officer-at-Large

  • Coordinate the Undergraduate Paper Presentation Contest.
  • After May 1, select four* judges for all three divisions of the contest (* three to serve as judges, one to serve as alternate).
  • Present the top three winners in all divisions at the awards luncheon. (say what their paper was about, etc.)
  • Coordinate with the photographer during the awards luncheon on the identification of all award recipients and other persons included in the photographs. Pictures to be taken:
    • Production Paper Winners - first three places (each person gets picture taken with SAD President )
    • Dairy Foods Paper Winners - first three places (each person gets picture taken with SAD President)
    • Original Research/Independent Study - first three places (each person gets picture taken with SAD President)
    • Outstanding Advisor (picture taken with President)
    • Outstanding Student (picture taken with Third-Year Advisor)
    • Genevieve Christen Award Winner
    • Most Miles Traveled Chapter
    • Chapter Award Winners - first three places
    • Chapter Yearbook Winners - first three places
    • Chapter Scrapbook Winners - first three places
    • Electronic Yearbook Winners - first three places
    • Exchange of gavel - Outgoing president with incoming President
    • Old Officer and Advisor Team
    • NEW Officer and Advisor Team
  • The Second-Year Advisor will assist you with the contest.
SAD Advisors

First-Year Advisor

  • Plan the awards luncheon with host committee and SAD Liaison.
  • Assist First Vice-President with the chapter contest, yearbook contest, and scrapbook contest.
  • Announce names of outstanding student recognition award winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze) who are present at the luncheon.

Second-Year Advisor

  • Assist Third Vice President with the outstanding advisor and student selection.
  • Assist officer-at-large with the undergraduate paper presentation contest.
  • Oversee the undergraduate paper presentation abstract submission process including chairing the program session (create the program for each category, etc.)

Third-Year Advisor

  • SAD Liaison to the ADSA Board of Directors (joins monthly ADSA Board of Directors conference calls)
  • Help with the overall running of the Student Affiliate Division Annual Meeting.
  • Announce Outstanding Student Award Winner at the awards luncheon.
  • Fill in where needed, especially in finding judges for all the contests.
  • Attend ADSA Business Meeting with SAD President to report on the status of the student affiliate to the parent organization. (Attend with SAD President of other officer. Usually on Wednesday morning during the Annual Meeting).