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

Student Work Group

The creation of this new division was made possible by the efforts of four graduate students. These graduate students devoted many hours on conference calls, reviewing documents, and providing input and perspective. Make sure you thank them!

2010-2011 ADSA Graduate Student Work Group:

Valerie Eubanks
Lizzy French
Daryl Maulfair
Emily Yeiser