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Board of Directors Position Descriptions

The Board of Directors consists of the President, President Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Vice Presidents, and Student Representatives. The Society's bylaws include additional information about these positions.

President Elect. The President Elect serves on the Conferences and Convenings Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Leadership and Elections Committee. The President Elect provides counsel and service to the President and other members of the Board of Directors. The President Elect commits to three years of service, one year each as President Elect, President, and Past President

Secretary. The Secretary keeps minutes of the Board of Directors meetings and of the annual face-to-face Society business meeting. The Secretary  chairs the Membership  Committee, coordinates the Interest Groups, and supervises collection of membership dues and of conference registration fees. The Secretary (or a designated representative) is responsible for creation and maintenance of the archives of the Society The Secretary serves for three years and may be re-elected.

Treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for the Society's financial transactions and records. The Treasurer advises the Board of Directors about financial feasibility of Society activities. The treasurer sees that financial reports, annual budgets and audits are prepared as requested by the Board and assumes responsibilities for signing checks as one of two designated persons. The Treasurer serves on the Budget and Finance Committee, the Membership Committee and on the Conferences and Convenings Committee. The Treasurer serves for three years and may be re-elected.

Regional Vice Presidents. Regional vice presidents represent their respective regions on the Board of Directors. Regions include Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Each region has two Vice Presidents who serve staggered terms. The Board of Directors has authority to add regions if the number of ISSOTL members from a potential region reaches fifty. When that number is reached and after the Board votes to add a region, a regional vice president will be elected in the subsequent election. The Board of Directors has the authority to delete a region if the number of ISSOTL members from a region dips under fifty. Regional vice presidents serve for three years and may serve only two consecutive terms.

Student Representatives.  Two student members of the board represent the interests and perspectives of student members of the Society, and they are full voting members of the Board of Directors.  They can serve on all Society Committees and participate in all activities of the Board of Directors.  Student representatives serve for two years, and their terms are staggered.  Representatives can complete their term even if they graduate, but representatives must be student members of the Society when they stand for election. Candidates are put on the ballot in the same manner as other members of the Board and are voted upon by the entire electorate.

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