May 2018 Election

President

[3 year term, Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2021]

Vice President for Communications

 [2 year term, Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020]

Vice President for Membership

 [2 year term, Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020]

Member at Large

[2 year term, Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020]


The nominations submitted by each candidate were reviewed by the Elections and Appointments Committee to ensure elligibiity and qualifications, if any exist, have been met.  Additionally, each candidate has affirmed the follow statements:

  • I have read and understand the eligibility and responsibilities information outlined in the job description for the position I am seeking and on the CSPA-NYS elections website.
  • I have read the job description for the position I am seeking and understand the specific tasks and time demands associated with the role.
  • I have communicated my interest in the position I am seeking to my supervisor and/or employer and I understand that should I be elected or appointed to the role I may be asked to have my supervisor and/or employer submit a letter of support.
  • I understand that one of the responsibilities of being a board officer is attending board meetings and that some board meetings are facilitated via phone or video call and others are in-person meetings which may require me to travel during a business day.

Kristen Mruk
Genesee Community College
Assistant Director of Student Activities

Why are you interested in assuming the role of President, the most senior leadership role within the association?

Being nominated for the position of President has given me the opportunity to reflect on my Association involvement thus far and has helped me put into perspective my readiness for the next step in my CSPA-NYS journey. I am interested in giving back to the community that has been of benefit to me personally and professionally over my seven year tenure. I have witnessed the growth of CSPA-NYS over my involvement and am excited about continuing the momentum forward using the framework established by the current leadership team outlined in the Strategic Plan.

The elected candidate will serve one year as President Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past-President.  How have you prepared to make this three-year commitment?

With institutional support, I am prepared take on this role in each of its three phases as I am inherently driven to see through each commitment that I take on with enthusiasm, creativity and excitement. I have served the Association previously in the two-year conference co-chair/conference chair role and have faced the necessity of managing time effectively both during and outside of work hours. I recognize the magnitude of this role and feel aptly prepared by my past experiences, drive, and passion for CSPA-NYS.

What past experiences do you have with CSPA-NYS that demonstrate leadership?  If you have relevant experiences outside of CSPA-NYS that demonstrate leadership ability, please share.

College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS) 2/2010- Present
    Annual Conference Chair, Corning, NY 10/2016- 10/2017
    Annual Conference Co-Chair, Buffalo, NY 10/2015- 10/2016
    Executive Board Secretary 6/2014- 10/2015
    Conference Planning Team Member 2013, 2014, 2015

Over my involvement history with CSPA-NYS, the most challenging and rewarding experience was serving as Conference Chair for the 50th anniversary of the association. The large number of volunteers on the planning team coupled with competing priorities and deadlines over the course of the planning year were managed with transparency and organization. One of the first tasks completed, once the team was established, was to determine a vision for the conference; an inspiration for what the experience would look and feel like for attendees. That shared vision drove all components of the conference planning process which resulted in a celebration of the association’s past, present, and future. The 2017 conference introduced CrowdCompass mobile event app as the conference platform the Association will use for the Annual Conference until the 2021. Overall, attendee feedback was positive and we were able to successfully cover all conference expenses.

Most recently, I have served on the onboarding committee (fall 2017) to help provide transition documentation to executive board members. I contributed instructs for Membership Works (membership management platform) and CrowdCompass as related to the annual conference as well as helped document transition of login information for association accounts. I also have served on the Strategic Membership Working Group this spring semester to help develop and implement initiatives outlined in the current CSPA-NYS strategic plan.

Association of College Unions International (ACUI) 11/2006- Present
    I-LEAD Curriculum Review Team - Inclusivity & Accessibility Subcommittee 1/2018- Present
    International Conference Program Team, Indianapolis 2019 7/2017- Present
    I-LEAD Small Group Facilitator, Kansas State University July 2017
    Region VII Conference Planning Team (Expo Coordinator) 2014, 2015

SUNY College Union and Campus Activities Professional (SUNY CUCAP) 8/2011- Present
    Governance and Finance Task Force 10/2017- Present

Managing the executive board, a large team comprised of volunteer board officers, is one of the President's primary responsibilities.  What is your management style and what experience do you have with managing a team with multiple priorities?

Managing association volunteers can be challenging given competing responsibilities outside of the role at home institutions and in personal lives. Based on my experience during the 2017 planning process for the Annual Conference, I found that determining the shared vision, setting clear expectations at the onset, and demonstrating how all pieces impact the end result helped to keep volunteers engaged throughout the process. This certainly would be a strategy I would employ to provide stability and reduce unanticipated turnover in Board roles.

According to CliftonStrengths, my top five themes include Learner, Arranger, Includer, Restorative and Achiever. As a Learner I strive for continuous development through the process of learning. In terms of service as President, I would seek to develop methods for growth within the role as well as utilizing the Strategic Plan for development and growth as an Association. The Arranger theme indicates organization with space for flexibility, establishing how various pieces fit together while maximizing productivity and efficiency. This strength will serve well if elected President as resources in terms of volunteer time and energy as well as funds will need to be utilized resourcefully. As demonstrated in my role as Conference Chair, managing many variables at once and putting them together in a way that is creative and effective is what I strive for. As an Includer, I am mindful of constituents who are not at the table as well as those who may feel left out while sitting at the table. I make every effort to bring folks into the conversation so that all ideas are heard. Over my involvement history I have been privy to conversations around inclusion in terms of our membership and where we are not well represented geographically, as well as in terms of diversity in our membership I would help to expand our reach as an association. Restorative indicates my aptitude for solving problems, understanding what the problem is and finding energy in the challenge of developing a solution. Finally, the Achiever theme speaks to my drive to do meaningful work. In the role of President this will be important over the three year term because Association achievements, no matter how small, will keep me energized and will push me to do more.

The President is responsible for facilitating the board’s completion of a strategic plan.  What experience do you have overseeing administrative projects or with strategic planning?

In my professional role at GCC I have been involved with activities that set a strategic direction for our department during a process called a “Functional Area Review.” During this process, my office participated in a SWOT analysis as well as internal and external reviews that culminated in a clear direction for improvement. I would feel comfortable leading this type of process with the Strategic Plan Task Force for the creation of the 2021-2024 plan. Additionally, I would look to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to identify best practices in association management that we could implement to improve our practices.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify are three top priorities for the association over the next 1-2 years?  What vision do you have for CSPA-NYS beyond the current strategic plan?

The top three priorities that I see for the Association over the next 1-2 years revolve around membership in terms of diversity and inclusion, recruitment of members, and engagement of those members. The strength and success of our Association is found in our membership and I feel strongly that in order to be top of mind amongst higher education professionals in New York State we need to be sure we are representative of the state. I would be interested and willing to lead research in this area to determine the best ways in which to engage prospective members and understand perceptions of CSPA-NYS among that group.

I have found that CSPA-NYS has provided me with affordable professional development that spans every facet of my job description. My vision for CSPA-NYS is precisely what I have found benefit from myself, holistic professional and community development that is meaningful and valuable for all members.


John Robert O'Connor
St. Lawrence University
Director of Student Activities & Leadership

Why are you interested in assuming the role of President, the most senior leadership role within the association?

Eileen Merberg, Doreen Hettich-Atkins, Chris Diggs, Ben Fabian, Jude Butch, Pat Duffy – these are the Past, Current and Elect presidents I’ve had the opportunity to work with during my three years of involvement with the CSPA-NYS board. They have all shown incredible dedication to the association and to the profession of student affairs in New York State. They are an unique group of leaders who have inspired me to continue to work hard to be involved in CSPA-NYS and after seeing their dedication to the association I am inspired to take the next step in my own professional involvement and put my name forward for the association to consider my candidacy for this senior leadership role. Without their examples to follow, I would not be ready for this position but I feel as though my work with them as prepared me to think about the next three years with CSPA-NYS in this role. Over my past three years of involvement with CSPA-NYS (I joined in Spring 2015) I have seen CSPA-NYS’s transition from an ACPA state chapter to an independent state association which celebrated its 50th anniversary year from its initial iteration. As CSPA-NYS continues to settle into its new status there is great excitement about the new strategic plan. Having learned a lot about the association these past three years, including being involved in the creation of this strategic plan I believe I am well equipped to take no this senior leadership role for the next three years.

The elected candidate will serve one year as President Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past-President.  How have you prepared to make this three-year commitment?

I am currently finishing year three as Director of Student Activities & Leadership at St. Lawrence University – While each new academic year comes with new challenges and unexpected changes to professional workload I feel settled in my current role and prepared to take my professional involvement with CSPA-NYS to the next level.

What past experiences do you have with CSPA-NYS that demonstrate leadership?  If you have relevant experiences outside of CSPA-NYS that demonstrate leadership ability, please share.

I have been the Vice President for Membership since Fall of 2016. I have enjoyed this role including the ability to contribute to the development of the CSPA-NYS strategic plan during summer 2017. Prior to that I served from Fall 2015-Fall 2016 as a Member at Large for the board. As member at large I was able to work on a variety of projects during that year on the board which was a good way to get to know a variety of areas of priorities for the association.

Concurrent with my involvement on CSPA I have served as the Vice-Chair for Membership Engagement for the ACPA Coalition on Men and Masculinities from March 2016- March 2018 managing social media and website functions for the coalition.

Prior to my CSPA-NYS involvement I spent two years as the website manager for the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (now New England College Personnel Association) and two years before that as their newsletter editor. During this Same period of time I served one year as RA Conference-Co-Chair for the Boston Area College Housing Association as well as one year as New Professional Liaison. I have always found immense value in these associations which provide excellent professional development to the members. I think that my experience in leadership roles on other boards and associations has given me some good external experience which I can bring to CSPA-NYS to help broaden our thinking and my approach to the work of CSPA-NYS

Managing the executive board, a large team comprised of volunteer board officers, is one of the President's primary responsibilities.  What is your management style and what experience do you have with managing a team with multiple priorities?

One of my masters degrees is in Applied Positive Psychology and I consider a positive and strengths based approach to be core to my management style. I must be constantly aware of my own strengths and the strengths of the team that surrounds me to help positively leverage everyone’s strengths towards the best possible outcomes for the association. I generally believe that once you’ve identified the team, and their strengths as a good manager you should “get out of the way and let everyone do good work” my role as a manager is to provide overarching support, guidance and help as needed, not to manage the day-to-day priorities for each team member. I hope to bring this vision of strengths based management to the association. I currently supervise a staff of 3 professional staff members – we are a small liberal arts college and our office oversees new student orientation, greek life, volunteer services, clubs and organizations, student government, senior week, leadership development programming, student organization funding, family weekend, and the campus programming calendar. There are multiple priorities for each of these projects and our team must manage these well to successfully serve our campus community. I’ve learned a lot about myself in my three years at St. Lawrence and thing that my experience managing a team in this fast paced environment would be helpful. One of my roles is also to advise our Association for Campus Entertainment – a student run programming organization with a budget of several hundred thousand dollars. As advisor I also help to provide support to the multiple priorities of this group which is primarily made up of student volunteers. I believe the CSPA-NYS president is more closely aligned with an advisor role to the rest of the board than a supervisory relationship and believe that my positive management style would combine the best of both supervision and advising to help CSPA-NYS, and each board member reach their goals.

The President is responsible for facilitating the board’s completion of a strategic plan.  What experience do you have overseeing administrative projects or with strategic planning?

I oversee a variety of administrative projects in my current role at St. Lawrence as well as in past roles in student affairs. Communication and organization are the most important parts of overseeing administrative projects – individuals involved must have proper channels to communicate about tasks and progress of responsibilities and these tasks must be organized. It is also important to look at the big picture and find appropriate ways to delegate responsibilities so no one individual is charged with too much work related to a particular administrative project. I have been involved in the development of several strategic plans for various departments and initiatives over my career and the most important component is to be flexible and keep your plan updated with both progress and changes. It is a road map but not the exact directions.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify are three top priorities for the association over the next 1-2 years?  What vision do you have for CSPA-NYS beyond the current strategic plan?

Strategic Priority 4: Diversity and Inclusion – the items in this area are so important for the continued growth of CSPA-NYS and should be at the core of what we do and our identity as an association.

Strategic Initiative 1.2: Identify target growth areas for the membership and complete a successful membership recruitment campaign to grow the size of the membership. – we need to identify and determine what our true membership capacity is.

Strategic Initiative 3.3: we must successfully build up a library of electronic professional development resources, recognizing that in a large state we can’t always be together in person but should provide our membership with robust virtual, remote and online resources.

Beyond our current strategic plan I think it would be excellent to see a return to some regional programming for the association in a state as large as New York. I truly value our virtual opportunities to connect as a professional based in the North Country, but I believe in the future of CSPA-NYS once we’ve grown our membership in select target urban centers across the state there could be greater opportunity for frequent regional programming. I also believe CSPA-NYS will need to continue to look for ways to engage CSPA-NYS members across the lifecycle of their career, from graduate student through senior student affairs officers – we have many great resources for various career levels now, but sometimes individuals leave for a period of time and return later to help as a SSAO, there may be more the association can do to truly be a place for professionals across their entire career and I look forward to exploring that after the strong foundation we will build with the current strategic plan.


Julie Moslow
University at Buffalo
Resident Hall Director

Why are you interested in this role?

I am interested in this role, because I believe that I have good experience from working in this role since the beginning of the spring semester. I believe that my past experience with communication and my passion for student affairs would be complemented well this in this position.

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

I have been the current VP Communications Elect since the special election. From this time, I have had the opportunity to learn more about CSPA-NYS and how this role helps promote the wonderful initiatives that CSPA-NYS puts on.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

Through weekly check lists, meetings, and check ins with other members of the board, I will work hard to make sure that I am collaborating to market the events and opportunities we are offering.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

Enhance and Assess the Communication Processes: I would like to see how effective our communication strategies are. What is working for our members? How are we reaching them?

CSPA-NYS will evaluate all association materials, communications, programs and practices to ensure inclusiveness: I want to make sure that our communication practices are inclusive and accessible to all members.


Lauren Rothschild
SUNY Buffalo State
Graduate Student

Why are you interested in this role?

In 2016 I joined CSPA-NYS as a graduate student because I wanted to immerse myself in the field, connect to other professionals, and further my own growth and development. The learning and networking opportunities I have had through CSPA-NYS have well surpassed my expectations and I am thankful for the enriching experiences I have been a part of. I now feel it is my duty to contribute my skills and talents to continue strengthening the association through the role of Vice President for Membership. I care deeply about improving experiences for current members and working to grow and enhance the diversity of the membership body.

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

For the past two years I have been an active CSPA-NYS member. I have participated in webinars, coffee and conversations, and attended Higher Ed Happy Hours. I had the opportunity to present at the 2017 Annual Conference on my experience as a participant in a graduate level study abroad trip and am currently serving on the Annual Conference Planning Team as part of the programming subcommittee. I will be graduating this May with a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Buffalo State and am pursuing employment in Western New York. Prior to graduate school, I have served in several diverse professional roles within the higher education and volunteer management sectors. Project and data management has been a large aspect of these roles. I’ve utilized a variety of database tools including cloud-based CRMs, online engagement platforms, and Microsoft Excel and Access to facilitate tasks such as the management of thousands of volunteers for one-day service events in New York City as well as admissions processes for prospective and accepted graduate students for the School of Management at University at Buffalo. Additionally, I have spent the entirety of my career building and maintaining relationships. Whether it is with community organizations or student leaders, I am driven to use my passion, resourcefulness, and organizational abilities to help others succeed and grow. I have had the opportunity to be both a student and employee of the SUNY and CUNY systems in three distinct regions of New York State. This provides me with both a geographically widespread network and regional knowledge which I will leverage to benefit the organization and its membership body. My attention to detail and personable nature make me well suited to carry out the responsibilities of the Vice President for Membership.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

To accomplish the tasks and goals of the Vice President for Membership, I plan to put to use my organization, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills. If elected, I will prioritize my role and responsibilities and ensure that I not only produce high quality results in a timely and effective manner, I will consistently work to exceed expectations. I will establish regular communication and collaboration with the current Vice President for Membership, the other executive board members, and membership constituents in order to ensure tasks and goals are accomplished. I will leverage the resources and network of both the organization and my own to continue to recruit new members. I will be committed to remaining engaged within the association in order to be acutely aware of the membership experience and areas for improvement. I will be an informative, friendly, and enthusiastic leader within the organization so that every current and new member feels excited about the opportunities to network, learn, and grow.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

I identify the top two priorities for this role as constituent engagement and diversity and inclusion. The initiatives established to address these priorities call for developing and enhancing new member recruitment strategies that are more inclusive as well as measuring and increasing membership engagement. The action items necessary to accomplish these initiatives require that the Vice President for Membership is committed to carrying out these tasks. As an executive board member, I will be dedicated to supporting all strategic priorities; in the role of Vice President for Membership, I will have a direct responsibility to make these priorities my own.


Andrea Cronkrite
Finger Lakes Community College
Assistant Director of Student Life

Why are you interested in this role?

Simply put, I want to get more involved in CSPA-NYS. I have attended two annual conferences, serving on the planning committee for the most recent conference in Corning. That experience gave me a taste of what CSPA-NYS is all about and I am excited to learn more about the organization and become a more dedicated member. I believe this role will allow me to get a really good overview of CSPA-NYS, and allow me to help continue the great work being done for the benefit of all of its members.

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

This position appears to be a little bit of everything, an all-encompassing support to the other members of the Executive Board and can change depending on the current needs of the organization. That is exactly what I do in my current position at FLCC - a little bit of everything - and I thrive on being able to take part in a variety of tasks and focuses, rather than honing in on one function.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

I envision meeting the responsibilities of this role by learning all I can, being available, being ready and willing for anything, bringing a fresh perspective, and being energetic about all that we do and sharing that with current fellow members and spreading the word about what a great organization this is to prospective members.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

I strongly connect to the listed MAL responsibility of "Be a champion and inform others about the organization," which I believe ties most closely with Priority 1: Constituent Engagement and Priority 3: Excellence in Professional Development. My current and previous institutions have not had a strong membership in CSPA-NYS, which is a true loss for those campuses. I hope to become more knowledgeable about the organization so that I can be a better champion and encourage more membership and representation from more campuses across the state that are not currently reached, and widen the positive impact that CSPA-NYS makes.


Kelsey Deso
Clarkson University
Director of Student Organizations/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Why are you interested in this role?

I am most excited about the MAL opportunity because of its flexibility. The ability to integrate into multiple committees and work on projects based on CSPA-NYS and the Executive Board's needs is extremely enticing. The MAL role is ideal for me to work on a variety of issues at once and make a significant impact on CSPA-NYS members. I am organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about professional development. I recognize the importance of considering situations from multiple perspectives to ensure the best possible outcome. The fluid nature of MAL role gives me the opportunity to capitalize on my skills for the benefit of the organization and its members. While I am eager to be involved in CSPA-NYS long-term and intend to run for a Vice President position in the future, the broad array of projects as MAL leads me to believe that this opportunity may very well end up being what I enjoy most!

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

My current job responsibilities include student government, student organizations, student union, fraternities and sororities, and Title IX. Holding a position with responsibilities in a variety of areas has helped me to develop skills around prioritizing multiple projects at once and understanding how one task or project will impact others. My experience as student government advisor will be especially beneficial in the MAL role due to the hands-on work with processes, governing documents, and budgets. Through all of these experiences, I have a strong understanding of how to encourage and make long-term changes while considering varying perspectives.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

I look forward to developing relationships with the Executive Board and CSPA-NYS members through the MAL position. I am excited to represent the organization's membership on the Executive Board through active participation in committees and Executive Board projects, promoting the organization to colleagues across the state, staying up-to-date and encouraging continuous improvements on governing documents and related processes, and maintaining consistent communications with the Executive Board and CSPA-NYS members. I am eager to collaborate with colleagues and the Executive Board to learn what projects members are interested in seeing that I will be able to create and share with the organization.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

The strategic priorities of constituent engagement and organizational excellence are imperative to the MAL role. An organization cannot operate effectively without achieving both of these priorities. Because the MAL role is intended to work on behalf of the entire membership, it should be a top priority for them to communicate with members and understand how to best engage with members and meet members' professional networking goals. Organizational excellence is critical for CSPA-NYS. With so many national professional organizations to choose from, our colleagues may not always understand the value of such a localized organization. The MAL can and should prioritize improving organization processes and communication to make our organization more enticing to professionals at all levels within higher education.


Jenel Meier
MyPotentia, LLC
Founder, Student Advisor

Why are you interested in this role?

I am interested in this role because of my past involvement with CSPA-NYS. I feel that it is a natural next step, and will provide me the opportunity to make even more of a positive impact on the organization and the professionals it aims to support.

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

I have spent the last 5 years working with college students attending various colleges in WNY in an advising role. I have experience working with students in colleges in Westchester County, and high school students preparing to enter higher education. I have worked as an advisor, assisted in career exploration, job coaching, internship placement, and counseling. I have had the opportunity to manage departments, as well as act in supervisory roles. My past experience as a board member has prepared me for the responsibilities which serving on a board entails.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

I look forward to the opportunity to represent CSPA-NYS, and sharing about the benefits of membership as well as attending he many events sponsored by CSPA-NYS. Taking on tasks and projects which are needed to help further the vision of the organization, and meet goals set forth in the strategic plan.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

Constintuant engagement and excellence in professional development, are two strategic priorities where I believe the Member at Large could have a significant impact.


Chelsea Montrois
University at Buffalo
Student Affairs Assistant, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Why are you interested in this role?

I am interested in this role because the CSPA-NYS has played an integral role in my development as a graduate student and, now, new professional in the field of higher education, and I hope to continue growing my involvement within the organization as my experience in the field takes root. As Member at Large, I would be proud to serve as an ambassador for the organization, a voice for the current membership, and a creative contributor to the growth of the organization.

What experiences do you have that are relevant to this role?

Over the last two and a half years, I have contributed to CSPA-NYS as a 50th Anniversary Task Force member and a Higher Ed Happy Hour event coordinator. Additionally, I was awarded the Meritorious Contribution as a New Professional Award at last year’s annual conference. My consistent involvement in social and professional development offerings by CSPA-NYS provides me with a strong understanding of the organization’s mission, goals, and aspirations. The wide scope of responsibilities and demonstrated strengths required by my current role as Student Affairs Assistant at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are indicative of my ability to take on a broad role such as Member at Large for CSPA-NYS. On a day-to-day basis, I bounce between marketing, direct student support, budgeting, event planning, student leadership development, scholarship management, experiential learning programs, and study abroad programming. I am confident in my ability to manage projects as they arise, plan effectively for the future, and adapt to constantly evolving priorities.

Based on the job description, how do you envision meeting the responsibilities of this role?

Based on the job description, I envision meeting the responsibilities of this role by maintaining organization and approaching my responsibilities collaborative perspective. By managing my professional time obligations with care, I will ensure availability for executive board meetings, project work, and other important commitments. Additionally, doing my part to proactively tackle action items and coming to meetings prepared will contribute to the group’s overall progress. Within an organization that touts strategic partnerships and resources, I am committed to collaborating across institutions and professions to facilitate solutions to issues and to develop a meaningful experience for members.

Based on the CSPA-NYS 2020 Strategic Plan, what would you identify as the top two priorities for this role over the next 1-2 years?

I identify the top two priorities for this role as strengthening organizational excellence and constituent engagement. Though all five strategic goals are interconnected and the achievement of each goal is dependent on the accomplishment of counter-goals, much of the Member at Large role involves engaged committee involvement and representation of general members in executive dialogue. By adhering to and improving the functional tenets of the organization, and enhancing the engagement of current and future members, the organization will have the health, magnitude, and momentum to grow and improve in all other areas.