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Board of Directors Election

CPAGS continues to grow and enjoy success as an organization due to the concerted efforts of talented and dedicated graduate students who have volunteered their time and energy in leadership positions. Taking on a position on the CPAGS Board involves some time commitment and responsibility, but is great leadership experience for your future career. If time is a limiting factor, consider becoming a CPAGS campus representative or committee member first, then running for an Board position next year.

Elections are held every year from late April until mid May. CPAGS Board positions have varying levels of commitment but all contribute greatly to the organization. No experience is necessary to run for a position. The term of office runs July 1 – June 30 of the following year. To be eligible to run for an elected position, you must be a current graduate student in good academic standing and have at least one year remaining before graduation (at least two years if running for the Chair-elect position)

To run for office on the CPAGS Board please send a letter of nomination to Mr. Sean Rose at: srose@wi.edu

Nomination letters should include your name, desired position, and a short description for why you would be a great fit. Please send in a Word or PDF file.


*CPAGS is committed to continuing to recruit leadership for our association that is diverse with respect to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographic location, and academic program.*

Appointed Positions

Elected Positions

    Chair (one-year term)

    The Chair is responsible for the execution of all duties for CPAGS Chair as outlined in these bylaws and the CPAGS Policies and Procedures Manual under Elected Position Descriptions. The Chair shall preside over and ensure the integrity of the Board’s processes and shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of CPAGS as spokesperson. The Chair shall serve as ex-officio on all committees of CPAGS. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the general membership of CPAGS. The Chair shall also serve on the CPA Board of Directors as a voting member, unless otherwise dictated by the CPA bylaws.

    Chair-Elect (one-year term)

    The Chair-Elect is responsible for the execution of all CPAGS Chair-Elect duties as outlined in the CPAGS Policies and Procedures Manual under Elected Position Descriptions. The Chair-Elect shall preside over the annual strategic planning meeting held at the end of the academic year (June). The Chair-Elect shall assume the duties of the Chair in the Chair’s absence.

    Past-Chair (one-year term)

    The immediate Past-Chair is responsible for the execution of all CPAGS Past-Chair duties as outlined in the CPAGS Policies and Procedures Manual under Elected Position Descriptions. The immediate Past-Chair shall serve in an advisory capacity to assist the Chair and Chair-Elect in the fulfillment of their duties. The immediate Past-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and Chair-Elect.

    Secretary (one-year term)

    The Secretary is responsible for the execution of all CPAGS Secretary duties as outlined in the CPAGS Policies and Procedures Manual under Elected Position Descriptions. The Secretary shall ensure the accuracy of all Board meeting minutes and provide them to the Board. The Secretary shall be the custodian of all CPAGS records.

    Treasurer (one-year term)

    The Treasurer is responsible for the execution of all CPAGS Treasurer duties as outlined in the CPAGS Policies and Procedures Manual under Elected Position Descriptions. The Treasurer shall serve as Chair of the CPAGS Finance Committee and as a member of the CPA Finance Committee, unless otherwise dictated by the CPA bylaws.

    Directors at Large

    Advocacy Director

    Serves on the CPA Governmental Affairs Committee; coordinates state and federal legislative advocacy efforts with the Association’s campus representatives, and thus with the membership; works closely with CPA’s Division I and CPAGS’ Division I student representative to coordinate student involvement and scholarship opportunities and distribution; coordinates student attendance at CPAGS’ Student Leadership & Advocacy Conference and CPA’s State Leadership & Advocacy Conference.

    Communications Director

    Maintains and updates the CPAGS website; disseminates student-focused informational fliers or emails to campus representatives for distribution; co-develops advertisements and CPAGS marketing materials for distribution; coordinates submissions for the student column of the California Psychologist; coordinates the submission of division representative updates for dissemination.

    Convention Director

    Serves on the CPA Convention Committee and coordinates all aspects of student participation in the annual CPA convention, including but not limited to: distributing the call for proposals for the student track of programming; coordinating the selection of proposals and the scheduling of programs; runs the student track in coordination with CPA central office on the day of convention (must be able to attend convention in its entirety); disseminates all necessary information to convention presenters.

    Diversity & Social Justice Director

    Coordinates with CPA’s Division VII and CPAGS’ Division VII student representative to coordinate student involvement and scholarship opportunities and distribution; assists in developing opportunities and advertising events geared towards addressing diversity; coordinates student attendance at CPAGS’ Cross-Cultural Conference. The purpose of the Social Justice Committee is to further social justice initiatives both within the profession of psychology and further social justice initiatives within CPAGS

    Membership Director

    The Membership Committee is responsible for initiating and monitoring recruitment and retention of members, reviewing all membership materials, reviewing and approving new members, making recommendations to the Executive Council for action, and making recommendations to the CPA Board regarding member benefits.

    Division Representatives

    CPAGS division reps are essentially the student voice on each division. In addition to adding a student perspective, they identify student opportunities within each division. Each division rep has the responsibility of maintaining a relationship between the CPAGS leadership and each division, and writing articles each year for the CP updating student members of happenings in their division. Generally, Divisions meet 2-3 times per year, and have occasional conference calls.

    Divisions are:
    • Division I – Clinical and Professional Practice
    • Division II – Education and Training
    • Division III – Industrial/Organization Psychology
    • Division IV – Public Service
    • Division V – Clinical Psychopharmacology
    • Division VI – Media Technology and Communication
    • Division VII – Public Interest/Diversity
    • Division VIII – Neuropsychology

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