MIPSA Officers for Academic Year 2013-2014

Co-Presidents:
Steven Lee
and
Whitney Levandusky

Co-Vice Presidents:
Ben Groff
and
Stephanie Owen

Treasurer:
Maria Stubbings

Secretary:
Travis Chance

Website Coordinator/Networking Chair:
Oluwakemi Odusami


Annual elections begin in early April. The MIPSA board publishes position descriptions and an election schedule to the distribution list. Candidates submit their information and an optional paragraph of their reasons for wanting to hold the position and qualifications. Voting is opened to the MIPSA general body and ballots are tabulated by mid-April.

MIPSA Co-Presidents

The responsibilities of the two MIPSA Co-Presidents include the following:

  1. In the late summer, work with other board members to set up a plan for the year, including a budget, and be prepared to present it to the SBA for approval in the August/September time frame if needed to augment the written request.
  2. Each board member generally is responsible for running one or more major MIPSA events. It is the responsibility of each Co-President to take on a project as well, but also to work with the other board members to ensure an equitable distribution of work.
  3. One or both Co-Presidents is required to attend annual SBA Treasurer training, usually held in the early fall.
  4. One or both Co-Presidents should drive the creation and execution of new projects.
  5. One or both Co-Presidents should drive project management-type of activities such as developing an informal time line of when projects should begin, setting up or driving the arrangement of general body meetings, setting up or driving board meetings (including agenda set up), setting up elections in the spring, interfacing with the administration, and being familiar with general SBA budget processes to assist the Treasurer.

MIPSA Co-Vice Presidents

The responsibilities of the two MIPSA Co-Vice Presidents include the following:

  1. Each Co-Vice President is responsible for running or more MIPSA events.
  2. One of the largest and more complicated events is the Business Card Fundraiser, which is traditionally run by one of the Co-Vice Presidents. This is only a suggested traditional assignment and is not mandatory. Follow SBA requirements for submitting expenses and acquiring access to funds.
  3. Each Co-Vice President is also responsible for attending and contributing to event planning, board meetings, and general body meetings as much as possible.
  4. Each Co-Vice President is responsible for assisting the other board members as needed.

MIPSA Treasurer

The MIPSA Treasurerís responsibilities include the following:

  1. Work with other board members over the summer to prepare the plan for the year with a special focus on the budget.
  2. Finalize the written form of the budget request and submit to SBA by fall semester deadline. Be prepared to present to the SBA budget hearing if circumstances require.
  3. Become familiar with SBA expense reimbursement procedures and provide assistance, including signatures when required, on these procedures.
  4. Work with other board members to determine their projectsí financial needs and ensure all incoming and outgoing funds are reflected accurately in monthly financial statements from the SBA Treasurer.
  5. Prepare and submit end-of-semester reports to SBA. These reports include a project listing, as well as the funds raised and expended, and advertising distributed for each project.
  6. Come prepared to periodic board meetings with the organizationís financial information.

MIPSA Web-Coordinator

Responsibilities of the Web-Coordinator include the following:

  1. Post updates to the University of Maryland domain under Student Organizations. This includes compiling event information and soliciting content from members to keep the site current. Update cycles can occur as frequently as necessary but must be coordinated through the IT department. This position does not require web expertise.
  2. Circulate messages and a weekly bulletin via the MIPSA list-serve, which includes fielding requests to distribute information to the group using Lyris Software.
  3. Assist the Co-Presidents with on-line voting in the spring to elect the new board.
  4. Produce flyers, banners, and other materials that benefit from cohesive presentation of graphics, logos, and other assets associated with MIPSA web publication and design.
  5. Run at least one project or event and follow SBA requirements for submitting expenses and acquiring access to funds.
  6. Provide general input and ideas to the board.

MIPSA Secretary

Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Take notes during board and general body meetings with a special focus on action items and commitment lists.
  2. Run at least one project or event; follow SBA requirements for submitting expenses and acquiring access to funds.
  3. Provide general input and ideas to the board.

MIPSA Social Chair

Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Plan fund-raising and social events (usually one per semester); follow SBA requirements for submitting expenses and acquiring access to funds.
  2. Attend and provide input during board and general body meeting.
  3. Provide general input and ideas to the board.
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