GSD Leadership

Advisory Council

2018-2019 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL


President
Marie Lawton
Cornell University


Vice President
Bethany Dado-Senn
University of Florida


Secretary
Glenda Pereira
University of Minnesota


Treasurer
Melissa Cantor
University of Kentucky


Dairy Foods Director
Heather McCain-Keefer
North Carolina State University


Dairy Production Director
Connor Owens
Virginia Tech

The GSD Advisory Council can be contacted at adsagsd@gmail.com

2017-2018 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL

President: Matthew Borchers, University of Kentucky
Vice-President: Marie Lawton, Cornell University
Secretary: Amanda Lee, University of Tennessee
Treasurer: Derek Nolan, University of Kentucky
Dairy Foods Director: Maryam Enteshari, South Dakota State University
Dairy Production Director: Lauren Mayo, University of Missouri

2016-2017 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL

President: Hiral Vora, South Dakota State University
Vice-President: Matthew Borchers, University of Kentucky
Secretary: Kristen Glosson, University of Illinois
Treasurer: Elizabeth Eckelkamp, University of Kentucky
Dairy Foods Director: Karthik Pandalaneni, Kansas State University
Dairy Production Director: Brittany Casperson, Purdue University

2015-2016 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL

President: Adam Geiger, Virginia Tech
Vice-President: Hiral Vora, South Dakota State University
Secretary: Elizabeth Eckelkamp, University of Kentucky
Treasurer: Brittany Casperson, Purdue University
Dairy Foods Director: Gil Tansman, University of Vermont
Dairy Production Director: Benjamin Enger, Virginia Tech

2014-2015 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL

President: Curtis Park, North Carolina State University
Vice-President: Adam Geiger, Virginia Tech
Secretary: Catie Cramer, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Treasurer: Melissa Cornett, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Dairy Foods Director: Eric Testroet, Iowa State University
Dairy Production Director: Barbara Wadsworth, University of Kentucky

2013-2014 GSD ADVISORY COUNCIL

President: Amanda Sterrett, University of Kentucky
Vice President: Curtis Park, North Carolina State University
Secretary: Adam Geiger, Virginia Tech
Treasurer: Eric Testroet, Iowa State University
Dairy Foods Director: Maneesha Mohan, University of Tennessee
Dairy Production Director: Robb Bender, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Constitution and Bylaws

Advisory Council Duties

Duties of the President:

  • Preside over the GSD and lead monthly Advisory Council conference calls
  • Coordinate programs and activities of the GSD, including Annual Meeting events and year-round activities
  • Conduct the GSD Business Meeting and Open Forum at the Annual Meeting
  • Represent the GSD to the ADSA Board of Directors as a nonvoting member of the Association Board of Directors and participate in monthly conference calls, the Mid-Year Board Meeting, and Annual Meeting and events
  • Submit a report to the ADSA Board of Directors summarizing the activities of the Graduate Student Division prior to the Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Meeting
  • Submit an article summarizing the activities of the GSD to be included in the bi-annual ADSA News newsletter
  • Represent the GSD with other groups and organizations

Duties of the Vice President:

  • Vice-President shall succeed to President at the end of the term (one year)
  • Attend the ADSA Mid-Year Board Meeting and meetings held prior to the Annual Meeting
  • Perform duties of the President during his/her absence or disability
  • Attend monthly GSD Advisory Council conference calls
  • Chair a GSD Committee

Duties of the Secretary:

  • Record and store minutes from meetings and conference calls and upload them to the GSD Forum
  • Track monthly membership numbers, in charge of annual membership renewal
  • Oversee annual GSD Advisory Council election process; obtain biographical information for nominees for each office and ensure a timely election is held in accordance with the bylaws
  • Attend monthly GSD Advisory Council conference calls
  • Chair a GSD Committee

Duties of the Treasurer:

  • Assist GSD Liaison to prepare a budget for proposed programs and activities of the GSD
  • Attend monthly GSD Advisory Council conference calls
  • Chair a GSD Committee

Duties of the GSD Dairy Foods Director:

  • Represent needs of the members with dairy foods interest
  • Attend ADSA Dairy Foods Division business meeting at Annual Meeting
  • Attend monthly GSD Advisory Council conference calls
  • Chair a GSD Committee

Duties of the GSD Production Director:

  • Represent needs of the members with dairy production interest
  • Attend ADSA Dairy Production Division business meeting at Annual Meeting
  • Attend monthly GSD Advisory Council conference calls
  • Chair a GSD Committee

Note: President and Vice-President alternate between dairy foods and dairy production
President (one year, voting); Vice President (one year then succeed to President, voting); Secretary (voting); Treasurer (non-voting); Dairy Foods Director (voting); Dairy Production Director (voting)

Revised 10/12/2017

Committees

Communications Committee

  • Communicate to GSD members via GSD newsletters and monthly emails
  • Utilize social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to reach membership

Career Development Committee

  • Oversee the myDairy Career Job Resource Center
  • Plan career development webinars geared towards graduate students throughout the year
  • Organize career oriented workshops/seminars at the ADSA Annual Meeting (i.e.: Career Insights Luncheon)

Education Committee

  • Find and advertise relevant educational materials to members
  • Schedule educational webinars on assorted dairy foods and production topics throughout the year
  • Plan educational workshops/seminars at the ADSA Annual Meeting (i.e. Three-Minute Thesis Challenge)

Fundraising Committee

  • Communicate with GSD Advisory Council to determine cost of events and subsequent funds needed
  • Contact Industry personnel to secure sponsorship for GSD Annual Meeting events

Social Events Committee

  • Utilize social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to reach membership
  • Plan networking/social events at the Annual Meeting (i.e.: Social Mixer and Student Farm Tours)

Revised 10/12/2017