Elections

Now is your chance to act if you have been an active member of the SHPE and have great ideas for improving the national organization. SHPE is looking for candidates that want to make an impact at the highest levels of the organization. Do not hesitate to become a candidate in the upcoming elections if you want to be in a position that cultivates leadership skills, encourages ownership, and presents invaluable networking opportunities.

Every year, SHPE national holds a nationwide election to determine the new members of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) and the regional committees.  The NBOD creates the vision and manages the organization while the regional committees help guide the chapters and provide an information conduit between the regional membership and the NBOD.  The election, conducted by the national elections chair, occurs every spring.  This article gives basic information concerning the election process.

 

The NBOD has three professional positions that are filled via election. Professional positions are staggered in the following pattern, to preserve continuity.

 

In odd numbered years (2017, 2019, etc), the following positions open for office:

NBOD (2), Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7.

In even numbered years (2018, 2020, etc), the following positions open for office:

NBOD (1), Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4, and 6.

These positions have two-year terms which begin on July 1st.

 

Three student members are elected to the NBOD… The National Undergraduate Representatives and the National Graduate Representative. These positions have one-year terms which begin on July 1st.

Fourteen student positions are open at a regional level... Seven Regional Graduate Representatives and seven Regional Student Representatives. These positions have one-year terms which begin on July 1st.

 

Nominee Checklist

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Professional Nominees:

  • Professional photo (.jpg)
  • Biography
  • Nomination petition with 5 professional member signatures (Signatures will be accepted on separate sheets)

Graduate Student Nominees:

  • Professional photo (.jpg)
  • Biography
  • Nomination petition with 5 graduate student member signatures (Signatures will be accepted on separate sheets)
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.25 GPA minimum

Undergraduate Student Nominees:

  • Professional photo (.jpg)
  • Biography
  • Nomination petition with 5 undergraduate student member signatures (Signatures will be accepted on separate sheets)
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.0 GPA minimum

Signatures from members residing in the region are required for regional positions.

If you have any questions, please contact

Alex Saint-Blancard
Elections Committee Chair
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2017 National Elections Timeline

  • February 15: The membership payment is due to be eligible to nominate, vote or run for office. The affidavit form is due for graduating seniors wanting to be considered a graduate or professional member for election purposes.
  • March 31: Nominations submittal deadline at 11:59 pm PDT
  • April 14: Elections begins at 12:01 am PDT
  • May 9: Elections concludes at 12:01 am PDT
  • May 16: Election Results Announced

Election Documents (PDF)

Download
Nomination Petition
Graduate Affidavit
Election Policy and Procedure