CCPA Elections are Nearing!

Dear CCPA members,

2015 has been a big year for the Association.  We have formally affiliated with ACPA, we are holding our first Spring Institute in a few years (this Saturday!), and we have a solid leadership team of student affairs professionals here in California.  I am pleased to share that we will be continuing that momentum by opening elections this May for two open positions: President-Elect and Director of Professional Development.

Election Timeline:

  • April 20, 2015 – Candidate application opens at
  • April 30, 2015 – Application period closed
  • May 1, 2015   – Voting opens (applications will be online for all CCPA and California ACPA members to see)
  • May 8, 2015   – Voting closes
  • May 11, 2015 – Elected candidates are contacted with the outcome.  Elected candidates will be required to accept their nomination by submitting a letter of support from their supervisor.
  • May 18, 2015 – Election outcome announced
  • June 19/20, 2015 – Leadership Retreat (tentative date)

If there are any questions regarding elections, please contact me directly at [email protected].  If you are interested in getting involved but perhaps not for one of the elected positions, I do have several appointed positions open that will largely work with institutions in their region to drive CCPA involvement!  Below are the position descriptions, per our bylaws:

Director of Professional Development:

  1. Oversee the educational and professional development endeavors for the membership.
  2. Chair the professional development committee.
  3. Set an annual theme for development and ensuring that this theme is incorporated into workshops
  4. Coordinate state-sponsored programs and awards at ACPA Annual Convention.
  5. Participate in monthly teleconference or in-person Leadership Team meetings.
  6. Other duties as deemed necessary by the President.


  1. Collaborate with the president to coordinate the business of the Association.
  2. Develop the slate of candidates for appointed Leadership Team positions and appointing members to all committees.
  3. Disseminate meeting agendas and minutes to members in a timely manner.
  4. Keep all written records of the Association.
  5. Oversee logistics of CCPA’s participation at annual convention.
  6. Responsible for all financial aspects and record keeping of the organization.
  7. Prepare and distributing to the Leadership Team a monthly summary of committee activities.
  8. Preside over the Leadership Team in the absence of the president. Absence of the president shall be defined as: (a) The president’s inability to preside; (b) The president’s absence for longer than fifteen minutes after the time the meeting is supposed to begin, as stated on the agenda for that day; (c) The president’s relinquishing of duty during a meeting; (d) The forced relinquishment of the president by two-thirds of the membership.
  9. Participate in monthly teleconference or in-person Leadership Team meetings.
  10. Other duties as deemed necessary by the President.
  11. Update the Leadership Team monthly on the CCPA membership count.
  12. Record minutes at all Leadership Team meetings.
  13. Send email reminders and meeting agenda prepared by the President to the Leadership Team at least one week prior to the general membership meetings.
  14. Attend the ACPA Summer Leadership Institute and Annual Convention.