Nominations

Division 54 Officers

SPP is accepting nominations for candidates to run for offices on the Board of Directors

SPP is accepting nominations for candidates to run for the following offices on the Board of Directors. Elections will be held in the spring of 2011, and the successful candidates will begin their terms of office on January 1, 2013. To be eligible to run for any of the Executive Committee positions listed below, the candidate must be an APA member.

President Elect

The President-elect shall be a Member, Fellow or voting Associate Member of the Society elected for a term of one year. The Presidentelect shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote and shall perform the duties traditionally assigned to a Vice President. In the event that the President shall not serve his/her full term for any reason, the President-elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder thereof and continue to so serve through his/her own term. The President-elect shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President or the Board of Directors.

The President shall be a Member, Fellow or voting Associate Member who has just completed his/her term as President-elect. S/he shall succeed to office at the close of the year after serving as Presidentelect and shall serve for one year. The President shall preside at all meetings, shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and shall perform all other usual duties of a presiding officer. The President may not vote, except to break a tie vote of the Board of Directors. If the President is absent from a Board of Directors meeting, the Presidentelect shall serve as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, followed in succession by the Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President.

Secretary (2013-2015)

The Secretary shall be a Member, Fellow or voting Associate Member of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his/her term, s/he shall be a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors with the right to vote, shall safeguard all archival records of the Society, shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors, shall keep the Bylaws current and available to the membership, shall keep the Officers’ manual current, shall assist the President in preparing the agenda for business meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors, shall maintain coordination with the Central Office of the American Psychological Association, shall issue calls and notices of meetings, shall inform the membership of actions taken by the Board of Directors, and shall in general fulfill the functions of a Secretary in responding to the needs of the Society’s members.

Member at Large, Student/Trainee Development (2013–2015)

The Member at Large, Student/Trainee Development shall be a Member, Fellow, or voting Associate Member of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his/her term, s/he shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote. The primary duty of this officer is to chair the Student/Trainee Development Committee which oversees the Student Research Award, the Routh Student Research Grant Award, the Lizette Peterson Homer Injury Prevention Grant, the annual Student Travel Awards and Poster Awards, and the Eugene Walker Education Award. The Member at Large, Student/Trainee Development shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President or the Board of Directors.

Member at Large, Diversity (2013-2015)

The Member at Large, Diversity shall be a Member, Fellow, or voting Associate Member of the society elected for a term of three years. During his/her term, s/he shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote. The Member at Large, Diversity shall serve as the chair of the Diversity Committee and is responsible for the tasks assigned to the Diversity Committee. To be a candidate for Member at Large, Diversity, s/he must have been a member of the Diversity Committee for a minimum period of 6 months. In the event that the Member at Large, Diversity shall not serve his/her full term for any reason, the President shall appoint a replacement to complete the remainder term, preferably a current member of the Diversity Committee. The Member at Large, Diversity shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President or the Board of Directors.

APA Council Representative (2013–2015)

The Representative to the APA Council of Representatives shall be a Member or Fellow of the Society, elected for a three-year term. The Representative to the APA Council of Representatives shall be a member of the SPP Board of Directors, with the right to vote. Representative to APA Council shall perform those duties required of Council Representatives as specified by the Bylaws of the American Psychological Association. The Council Representative will represent Division 54 at two APA Council of Representatives Meetings (Spring meeting and during the Annual Convention). The Representative shall be responsible for advising the Board of Directors about significant matters of business scheduled to come before APA Council. They shall also be responsible for informing the Board of Directors of significant actions taken by APA Council.

For each position, ten nominations must be received for each candidate by November 30, 2011. Self-nominations are encouraged.

To nominate a candidate, send an email with the word “Nomination” in the subject line.

Individuals who previously served as officers of the old “Section” are not prohibited from running for office in the Division.

For more information about specific officer duties, please see the SPP’s Bylaws (PDF, 139KB), posted on the SPP website.