SHPE ANNUAL ELECTIONS

Now is your chance to take a leadership role if you are an active member of SHPE, have great ideas to contribute, and want to make a positive 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 elections, conducted by the National Elections Committee Chair, occur every spring. NOTE: All elected positions are volunteer positions.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Professional Positions

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 (2019, 2021, etc.), the following positions open for office:

  • → Two National Board Of Director members
  • → Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7

 

In even numbered years (2020, 2022, etc), the following positions open for office:

  • → One National Board Of Director member
  • → Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4, and 6

 

The above professional positions have two-year terms which begin on July 1st.

Student Positions

Every year, three student members are elected to the NBOD:

  • → Two National Undergraduate Representatives
  • → One National Graduate Representative

 

Every year, fourteen student positions are open at a regional level:

  • → Seven Regional Graduate Representatives
  • → Seven Regional Student Representatives

 

The above student positions have one-year terms which begin on July 1st.

NOMINEE CHECKLIST

All forms and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to elections@shpe.org.

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

 

Graduate Student Nominees:
  • → Professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • → 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 or .png)
  • → 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

 

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

2019 ELECTION 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
  • → May 1: Elections begins at 12:01 am EDT
  • → May 25: Elections concludes at 12:01 am PDT
  • → May 31: Election Results Announced

ELECTION REFERENCES/FORMS

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Alex Saint-Blancard
Elections Committee Chair
elections@shpe.org