Call for Executive Officer Nomination Applications

The 2020 PSUNYC Nominations Committee is currently accepting nomination applications for the 2020-2021 Executive Officers of the Board of Directors

Applications are due to the chapter's Nominations Committee by May 6, 2020 The Nominations Committee will review all applications, ensure applicants have the minimum required experience—as determined by the committee— to lead the organization and then nominate a slate of candidates.  If more than one nomination is made for any position by the Nominations Committee, an election will be conducted via electronic ballot prior to the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on June 2 (details TBD). A biography and a personal statement provided by each candidate will be placed on the ballot for consideration by the chapter's voting members.  A full timeline of the 2020 nominations and elections process is listed below.

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for any one of the executive officer positions listed below, please contact Erica Grow, our Nominations Committee Chair, at A biography and a personal statement is required and please send other important information that the committee should consider such as a resume, business leadership experience, leadership roles on other boards, and other applicable skills & abilities, etc.

Not interested in an executive officer position?  Don't be shy, please reach out to us anyway!  The Chapter needs volunteers for our committees and also has some open committee leadership positions.  A list of committees and contact information can be found by clicking here.  

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Erica Grow

Nominations and Elections Timeline:

April 01   – Nominations Committee announced
April 22 – Nominations Committee begins accepting applications                                                                                                      

May 6 – Deadline to submit applications to Nominations Committee

May 20 – Posting of candidates including bios and position statements to chapter's website and newsletter. If there is more than one (1) nomination for any position, electronic ballots will be provided to Chapter members for voting in a timely manner. 

May 30 – Electronic voting will close, if needed.   

June 2 – Annual Chapter Meeting and Election Results.  If needed, eligible Chapter members who have not voted by electronic ballot may vote in person using a paper ballot.  

Executive Officer Description of Duties:


The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter. He/She shall preside at all meetings of the members of the Chapter and Directors. He/She shall have general and active management of the affairs of the Chapter. He/She shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect, subject, however, to the right of the Directors to delegate any specific powers, except such as may be by law exclusively conferred on the President, to any other officer or officers of the Chapter.

Vice President

The Vice President shall act in all cases for and as the President in the latter's absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as he may be required to do from time to time by the Board or President.



The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and all business meetings of the members, and act as clerk thereof. He/She shall record all the votes of the Chapter and the minutes of all its transactions. He/She shall perform like duties for all Committees of the Board when required. He/She shall keep the Chapter calendar of events to be provided to the Communication Committee for publication on the website or in the newsletter to the general membership. He/She shall be responsible for the generation and submission of reports to the Regional Director/Executive Director/Volunteer Management Team of the Penn State Alumni Association with the input and consensus of the Executive Core Committee.


The Treasurer shall have custody of the Chapter funds and securities. He/She shall keep full and accurate accounts of the Chapter's receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Chapter. He/She shall keep the moneys of the Chapter in a separate account to the credit of the Chapter, for which account the financial institution shall be approved by the Board. He/She shall disburse the funds of the Chapter as may be ordered by the Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. He/She shall render to the President and Directors at the regular meetings of the Board, or whenever they may require it, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Chapter. He/She shall cause to be prepared and filed with the appropriate governmental authorities all tax returns or other financial records that the Chapter may be required to file with such authorities from time to time. He/She shall generate the annual Treasurer's report to be submitted to the Penn State Alumni Association Volunteer Management team and the general Chapter membership after approval from the Board.