2014 Nu Rho Psi Elections - Call for Nominations - Respond before 14 Feb 2014

01/21/2014 16:36
02/14/2014 16:36

You are invited to nominate members of Nu Rho Psi for positions on the National Council.  Nu Rho Psi membership is for life and we welcome nominations of members at all levels: undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and faculty.

During the spring of 2014, the Nu Rho Psi membership will elect a President-elect, a Treasurer, and two Regional Vice Presidents (for the South and West regions; see map below).

Persons nominating candidates for these National Council positions should secure the nominee’s consent. Self-nominations are welcome.

National Council members are expected to fulfill the duties of their office (see a description of these duties, below), be active participants in the life of Nu Rho Psi, attend monthly Council meetings (via teleconferencing), and attend the Annual National Nu Rho Psi Council meeting held in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference each year. Installation of elected Nu Rho Psi National Council members will occur during the 2014 National Nu Rho Psi Council Meeting. This year the SfN meeting will be November 15-19 in Washington, DC.

Please send your nominations to Dr. G. Andrew Mickley, Executive Director of Nu Rho Psi, before 14 February 2014: [email protected] .


Duties of the Nu Rho Psi National Council members (from the Nu Rho Psi Constitution):

President. It shall be the duty of the President to provide leadership in the activities of the Society by making arrangements for the National meeting/convention and presiding over it, by calling meetings of the National Council and presiding at them, by appointing the members of all national committees, and by performing such other duties as are ordinarily assigned to the office.

President-Elect:  It shall be the duty of the President-Elect to serve as presiding officer of the Society in the absence of the President.  The President-Elect normally assumes the office of Nu Rho Psi President after serving one year as President-Elect. However, the President-Elect shall immediately assume the responsibilities of the presidency should the President resign or be unable to complete the term of office.

Past-President:   It shall be the duty of the Past-President to advise the President, to chair the Elections Committee and to update the historical record of the Society.

Treasurer:  It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to maintain organizational accounts, collect fees, pay bills, oversee other monetary transactions including fundraising, and prepare, maintain, and present a budget and financial report at least once per year.

Secretary:   It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record minutes at all business meetings, check attendance at meetings, keep permanent records, and correspond on behalf of the organization.

Regional Vice President.  The Regional Vice President will provide leadership of the federation of Chapters in the region where he/she resides and represent his/her region through service on the National Council. The Regional Vice President will arrange for the offering of the biennial Regional meetings of the Honor Society and establish and maintain a committee structure to perform the work of the regional Honor Society.

Each of the Regional Vice Presidents must be (or have been) affiliated with a Nu Rho Psi chapter in the region he or she represents (See map):

Terms of office: The President-Elect serves a 1-year term before becoming President of the Society for 1 year and then Past-President for 1 year (total commitment of 3 years).  The term for Treasurer is 2 years.  The term of the Secretary is 2 years.  The term of office for Regional Vice Presidents is 3 years.