All Committees

Executive Committee  Program Committee Descriptions  
President-Elect  Distinct Populations and Program  
President  Professional and Personal Development  
Program Vice President for
Recruitment, Admissions, and Enrollment Management
 Records and Academic Services  
Program Vice President for Topics in Higher Education  Recruitment, Admissions, and Enrollment Management  
Program Vice President for Distinct Populations and Programs  Topics in Higher Education  
Program Vice President for
Professional and Personal Development
   
Program Vice President for
Records and Academic Services
   
Vice President for Information Technology    
Vice President for States/Regionals and Membership    
Vice President for Program and Evaluation    

Vice President for Communication and Recognition

   

Secretary

   

Treasurer

   

SACRAO Local Arrangements Chair

   

 

Executive Committee Position Descriptions

President-Elect

The President-Elect is a one-year term, which begins at the close of the annual conference. This officer's primary responsibility is the program for the next annual conference. The President-Elect is also the principal assistant to the President and in the absence of that officer performs all the duties of the President. The President Elect performs other assignments which that may be delegated by the President. 

The President-Elect's position requires a three-year commitment and institutional support, because this officer succeeds to the presidency of the association, followed by one year as Immediate Past President. A recognized degree of leadership, experience, expertise and communication skills are required for this position. 

Responsibilities:
  • Chairing all Program Committee meetings
  • Serving as liaison with the Local Arrangements Committee and coordinating Program Committee plans for the Summer Planning Meeting and the annual conference
  • Arranging meeting rooms and other accommodations for the Program Committee
  • Developing and monitoring planning calendar and deadlines
  • Collecting and assembling program reports
  • Collating results of program committee members' ratings of tentative program forms and sending results to Program Committee Chairs and Program Vice Presidents for consideration prior to the Summer Planning Meeting
  • Appointing Committee Chairs and members for year of presidency
  • Editing and printing of the final program booklet and pocket program for the annual conference
  • Meeting with the Finance Committee to review the current budget and project needs for the year of presidency

President

The SACRAO President serves a one-year term, which follows the one-year term as President-Elect. The President's duties begin at the annual Business Meeting. A recognized degree of leadership, experience and expertise are required for this position. Institutional support is required for the term as President, followed by a term as Immediate Past President. 

Responsibilities:
  • Chairing the Executive Committee
  • Supervising all activities of SACRAO
  • Presiding at all general meetings of SACRAO
  • Implementing all provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws
  • Representing SACRAO at the annual conference of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and serves as liaison to AACRAO to recommend members for committee appointments, to identify and notify AACRAO of issues and to respond to policy questions posed by AACRAO

Program Vice President for Recruitment, Admissions, and Enrollment Management

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in even-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the affairs of SACRAO in the professional area of recruiting, admissions, enrollment management, retention, special services, and financial aid
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee, under the direction of the President Elect
  • Coordinating program activities relative to these professional areas

Program Vice President for Topics in Higher Education

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in even-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the activities of SACRAO in the topics that are relevant to the organization in higher education, including current trending topics, laws, legal and policy and important topics among the states, regionals and systems.
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Coordinating the activities of Topics in Higher Education Committee
  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee, under the direction of the President-Elect
  • Coordinating program topics relative to Topics in Higher Education

Program Vice President for Distinct Populations and Programs

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in Odd-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the activities of SACRAO in the areas of access and equity, campus to campus affairs, international affairs, veteran, and athletic affairs
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Coordinating the activities of the Distinct Populations and program Committee
  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee, under the direction of the President-Elect
  • Coordinating program topics relative to distinct populations and programs

Program Vice President for Professional and Personal Development

This SACRAO Program Vice President is elected for a two-year term that begins at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in odd-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the activities of SACRAO in the areas of professional and personal growth of the membership
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Coordinating the activities of the Professional and Personal Development Committee
  • Coordinating program topics relative to professional, personal and staff empowerment, research and poster sessions, and state and regional relations
  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee, under the direction of the President Elect

Program Vice President for Records and Academic Services

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term that begins at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in odd-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the affairs of SACRAO in the professional areas of records and academic services
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Serving as a member Program Committee, under the direction of the President Elect
  • Coordinating program activities relative to the professional areas of academic affairs, academic progress and graduation, academic records and registration

Vice President for Information Technology

This SACRAO Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in even-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the affairs of SACRAO in the professional areas of information technology
  • Coordinating updates to the SACRAO website
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee

Vice President for States/Regionals and Membership

This SACRAO Vice President is a two-year term and is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in even-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Improving the many relationships that SACRAO has with the state organizations in its boundaries
  • Increasing the number of the various memberships in SACRAO
  • Correcting the membership database
  • Printing and distributing the SACRAO Directory
  • Coordinating efforts to build the membership of SACRAO
  • Planning and coordinating, in conjunction with the Membership Relations Committee, the First Time Attendees' Orientation/Reception at the annual conference
  • Updating membership data on the web
  • Completing special projects assigned by the President

Vice President for Program and Evaluation

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in even-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the activities of SACRAO in the areas of program and conference evaluations
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Prepare and maintain the Guidebook app and instructions for evaluation
  • Soliciting feedback about the sessions, events, and the conference, and to the Guidebook app
  • Assist President-Elect with the program and assign session coordinators
  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee, under the direction of the President-Elect
  • Provide a summary report for the evaluations

Vice President for Communication and Recognition

This SACRAO Program Vice President is a two-year term whose office is assumed at the close of the annual conference. This office is elected in Odd-numbered years. 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and supervising the activities of SACRAO Journal, Newsletter, Scholarships, and Recognition and Awards
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Serving as the Newsletter Editor
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Journal Editorial Board
  • Coordinating the activities of the Recognition and Awards Committee
  • Coordinating the activities of the Scholarship Committee

Secretary

The Secretary serves for an elected term of two years and assumes office at the close of the annual conference. The Secretary is elected in even-numbered years. 

Special requirements for the person holding this office include having an ability to take copious notes and transcribe an accurate report of committee deliberations. 

Responsibilities:
  • Recording the Minutes of the annual conference (Executive Committee Meetings, Opening Session, Luncheon for State Association Presidents, Town Meeting, Business Meeting and SACRAO Breakfast) and distributes to Executive Committee
  • Distributing the revised copy of Constitution and Bylaws, if changes are made at the annual conference, to the Executive Committee and N & E Committee Chair
  • Distributing a revised list of Honorary Members and Award Recipients to the Executive Committee
  • Recording and distributing the Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings at the annual AACRAO meeting (if held) and the Summer Planning Meeting
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and recording and distributing Minutes for the committee
  • Assembling archival materials and annually filing new materials at Troy State-Dothan's Department of Archives and Wiregrass History (For information, contact Dr. Martin Oliff)
  • Maintaining an indexed notebook of Minutes of previous meetings (this notebook is to be passed on to the next SACRAO Secretary)
  • Sending sympathy cards to families of deceased members and submits memorial information for inclusion in the SACRAO Newsletter
  • Performing other duties as requested by the Executive Committee such as preparing and distributing communications, reports and files

Treasurer

The Treasurer is elected for a two-year term and assumes office at the close of the annual conference. The Treasurer is elected in odd-numbered years. 

Special requirements for this office holder include:
  • Knowledge of computer and banking services in order to print and maintain bookkeeping software, financial statements, and reports
  • Institutional computer support to maintain and process financial records
  • Time for the Treasurer to perform these services
  • Must work closely with the SACRAO President, President Elect, Immediate Past-President, Vice President for States/Regionals and Membership, and LAC Finance Chairs
Responsibilities:
  • Receiving the annual dues for various types of SACRAO membership from the VPSRM
  • Paying the expenses of SACRAO according to SACRAO guidelines or upon approval by the President
  • Filing corporate income tax statements, including returns from the annual conference
  • Preparing quarterly (April 30, July 15, October 15 and January 15) financial statements for the Auditing Committee and the Finance Committee
  • Preparing a complete financial report at the end of the fiscal year, which will be audited along with QuickBooks reports and electronic files by the Auditing Committee
  • Coordinating banking services, debit cards, and corporation insurance, and serves as official SACRAO corporate address
  • Arranging independent audit for calendar year preceding expiration of term of office

SACRAO Local Arrangements Chair

Local Arrangements responsibilities are performed by a committee which generally includes 20-30 people. The Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) is responsible for coordinating the numerous activities related to the annual conference, except the program itself, and printing the program 

Responsibilities:
  • Serving on the Executive Committee as an ex-officio non-voting member beginning in February the year before the annual conference being coordinated
  • Attending the Summer Planning Meeting a year and a half (approximately 20 months) prior to the annual conference for which responsibility has been accepted (Expenses for the Summer Planning Meeting are generally paid by SACRAO)
  • Appointing Chair and members for hospitality, registration, exhibits, finance and other subcommittees
  • Preparing an estimated budget and presenting it for approval to the Executive Committee at the Summer Planning Meeting
  • Consulting with the SACRAO Treasurer to ensure that LAC finances are handled in a manner consistent with the accounting procedures of the organization
  • Following guidelines of conference special details as outlined in the General Policies and Guidelines of SACRAO
  • Hosting the Summer Planning Meeting for Executive and Program Committees at the conference hotel (approximately 8 months before annual conference being coordinated)
  • Coordinating Summer Planning Meeting room assignments with the President (see travel section), as well as travel information, meeting rooms and meal plans and communicating to President and President-Elect in adequate time to inform all who will attend
  • Monitoring the progress of LAC subcommittees, which includes continuous contact with Subcommittee Chairs to ensure timetables and responsibilities are being met
  • Scheduling LAC meetings to update information and to assign possible additional duties
  • Detailed Minutes should be maintained for future reference and as information for President, President Elect and the LAC for the next annual conference
  • Determining the distribution of complimentary rooms in coordination with the President and works to ensure the hotel's provision of special services for VIPs
  • Representing the LAC on the Program and Executive Committees - continual contact is critical
  • Serving as a resource to the next LAC Chair at a briefing session during the annual conference
  • Sending letters/notes of appreciation within two weeks after the annual conference
  • Submitting final report to the next LAC Chair, the President, President Elect, Immediate Past President and Executive Committee concerning finances, registrations and general observations, problems and recommendations, as soon as financial accounts are closed and no later than the annual AACRAO meeting in April
  • Forwarding LAC manual updates to the next LAC Chair, the President, President Elect and Immediate Past President

Program Committee Descriptions

Distinct Populations and Program

This committee is responsible for developing program sessions and workshops relating to access and equity, campus to campus affairs, international affairs, veteran, and athletic affairs. 

Professional and Personal Development

This committee is responsible for developing program sessions, research and posters and workshops related to professional growth, personal and professional issues and their interactions, staff development, office and staff management issues, and state and regional relations, that span the professional areas represented in the membership. 

Records and Academic Services

This committee is responsible for developing program sessions and workshops relating to the professional areas of academic affairs, academic progress and graduation, academic records and registration. 

Recruitment, Admissions, and Enrollment Management

This committee is responsible for developing program sessions and workshops relating to recruiting, admissions, enrollment management, retention, special services, and financial aid. 

Topics in Higher Education

This committee is responsible for developing program sessions and workshops relating to the organization in higher education, including current trending topics, laws, legal and policy and important topics among the states, regionals and systems. 

Standing Committee Descriptions

Auditing

This committee is responsible for developing the procedures and guidelines to be followed by the Treasurer in carrying out the financial affairs of the association. It conducts an annual review of the association's financial records and submits the findings to the membership at the annual meeting. 

Constitution and Bylaws

This committee is responsible for reviewing the Constitution and Bylaws and recommending changes to the membership at the annual meeting. Suggested changes come from membership concerns or from committee deliberations. 

Federal Advocacy

Federal Advocacy Committee appointed by the President to assist SACRAO and provide guidance in regards to federal regulations and other federal initiatives and reports to the President. 

Journal Editorial Board

This Board is responsible for publishing the official Journal of SACRAO. It solicits and screens articles for publication, and exercises editorial control according to standards and procedures approved by the Executive Committee. This committee reports to the Vice President for Communication and Recognition. 

Membership Relations

This committee is responsible for assisting the Vice President for States/Regionals and Membership in increasing membership in SACRAO, in plans and coordinates the orientation session(s) for first-time attendees at the annual meetings. 

Recognitions and Awards

This committee is responsible for soliciting nominations from the membership and screening candidates for formal recognition for awards and honorary membership according to established criteria. The committee recommends candidates to the Executive Committee for approval. This committee reports to the Vice President for Communication and Recognition. 

Resolutions

This committee is responsible for preparing resolutions on issues and concerns and presenting them to the membership at the annual meeting. A good sense of humor generally contributes to the committee's work. 

Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee appointed by the President and reports to the Vice President for Communication and Recognition. This committee would be responsible for awarding all scholarships.