TRIO New Mexico Seeking

Nominations For the 2019-2020 TRIO NM Executive Board 

TRIO New Mexico will be accepting nominations during the 2019 Spring Conference for the officers of the  2019-2020 TRIO New Mexico Executive Board.

We are currently seeking candidacy for:

  • President-Elect (3-year term)
  • Secretary (1-year term) 
  • Treasurer (2-year term) 

Criteria and descriptions for each position are listed below.

President-Elect

The President-Elect serves with the same powers as the President in the event that the President becomes incapacitated or resigns. The President-Elect serves as “President in Training.” The priorities of this office include co-leading fundraising efforts with Past-President and responding to COE issues. The President-Elect is a 3-year term/commitment. The President Elect will serve in the position of President Elect (year 1), President (year 2) and Past President (year 3).


  • Should have been an active member in the TRIO New Mexico Association for at least one year.
  • Must have secured a verbal authorization or a letter of support from his/her program director and from institutional administration within 24 hours of being elected to the board.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Attend Executive Board orientation and meetings throughout the year
  • Serve on Executive Board and subcommittees as assigned by President
  • Attend SWASAP Board Orientation and additional board meetings, serving as state liaison
  • Represent the President as needed
  • Assist the President and committee chairs in achieving their goals
  • Plan for up-coming year’s activities
  • Actively contribute to and participate in all Executive Board activities/discussions

    Ceremonial Responsibilities:

    • Attend COE Policy Seminar
    • Attend State Conference
    • Attend SWASAP Conference

    Click on the image to access the nomination form.

    Secretary

    The Secretary shall keep minutes of all Association meetings and provide copies of the minutes to all active Association members. Attend SWASAP Board Orientation and additional board meetings, serving as state liaison. At the end of each term, the Secretary shall provide the new Secretary with prior records.

    • Should have been an active member in the TRIO New Mexico Association for at least one year.
    • Must have secured a verbal authorization or a letter of support from his/her program director and from institutional administration within 24 hours of being elected to the board. 

    Principle Responsibilities:

    • Provide copies of the minutes in electronic or paper to the active membership
    • Take minutes of the Association business meetings and provide a copy to the executive board within 10 business days of a meeting
    • Maintain minutes on Association on electronic archive, database or other drive
    • Maintain committee rosters

    Ceremonial Responsibilities:

    • Attend State Conference
    • Attend SWASAP Conference


    Treasurer

    The Treasurer shall be responsible for receiving and disbursing the funds of the Association, maintaining appropriate fiscal records, and providing a Treasurer’s report at all Association meetings. The Treasurer and President shall sign checks for all Board authorized expenditures. Attend SWASAP Board Orientation and additional board meetings, serving as state liaison. At the end of each term, the Treasurer shall provide the new Treasurer with prior records.

    • Should have been an active member in the TRIO New Mexico Association for at least one year.
    • Must have secured a verbal authorization or a letter of support from his/her program director and from institutional administration within 24 hours of being elected to the board. 

    Principle Responsibilities:

    The treasurer is responsible for following the TRIO New Mexico Finance Manual to include the following:

    • Maintain a record of detailed financial transactions
    • Participate in monthly finance committee meetings
    • Receive, deposit and disburse funds
    • Maintain custody and safekeeping of collections
    • Issue refunds on behalf of the association
    • Attend SWASAP Board Orientation

    Ceremonial Responsibilities:

    • Attend State Conference
    • Attend SWASAP Conference

    Please contact the following individuals with questions: 

    Dawn Blue Sky-Hill, Email: dbluesky@unm.edu  

    Gloria Valderrama, Email: gloavp@unm.edu  

    Monica Cobos, Email: monicajc@nmsu.edu  


    Kind Regards,

    2019 Conference Committee
    TRIO New Mexico Association


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