WAPED Job Description for Immediate Past President



A.  General Responsibilities of All Board Members as Defined in the Constitution. 


The Board of Directors shall be elected by the membership to serve as a policy-making  body and be responsible for carrying out the affairs of the Association.  It shall be empowered to do all things necessary for conducting the affairs of the Association consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws, except those sections specifically reserved for the membership or officers stated in the Constitution and Bylaws. (Article 4,  

Section 1) 


  1. General Responsibilities of All Board Members as Defined in the Bylaws.


The Board shall be composed of the officers of the Association and five (5) Board Members at large, two (2) from the community and technical colleges and two (2) from the four-year colleges and universities.  It is recommended that there be one (1) member from a community college, one (1) from a technical college, one (1) from a four-year private college, and one (1) from a four-year public college, and one (1) person from the membership who has knowledge and expertise with emerging technologies related to individuals, with disabilities when feasible on the Board. (Article 4, Section 1) 


The Board shall be the administrative entity of the Association and its functions shall be as follows: 

  • To formulate and recommend policies to the membership for consideration and action. 
  • To formulate policies appropriate for Board action and direct the execution thereof subject to review by the membership. 
  • To plan and implement the actions necessary to accomplish the legislative decisions of the membership. 
  • To plan, direct, or otherwise carry out the purpose of the Association, ref. Article 2, Constitution. (Article 4, Section 2) 


The Board shall meet at least two (2) times annually, one of which shall be at the time and place of the Annual Spring Conference.  The Board must have quorum of voting members present to conduct business. (Article 4, Section 3) 


  • The officers shall hold office for one (1) year from the Spring Conference (mid- 

April) to the Annual Spring Conference the following year.  

  • The officers shall be elected from Professional or Institutional Members in  

       good standing or Associate Members nominated per Article 2, Section 1, B. 

       (Article 3, Section 1) 


C.  Specific Responsibilities of the Immediate Past-President as Defined in the Constitution. 


  • The Immediate Past-President shall conduct the election (for amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws).  (Article 9, Section 4) 


  1. Specific Responsibilities of the Immediate Past-President as Defined in the Bylaws


  • The outgoing President shall automatically assume the responsibilities as the Immediate Past President at the conclusion of the business meeting at the Annual Spring Conference of the year following assuming the Presidency.  (Article 3, Section 1) 


  • The Immediate Past-President shall serve as the chair of the Nominations Committee (Article 3, Section 2). 


  1. Responsibilities of the Immediate Past-President Not Specifically Defined in the  

       Constitution or Bylaws  


  • Serve as a consultant to the President. 
  • Attend and participate in scheduled Board meetings. 
  • Participate in a timely manner in any and all discussions of the Board via e-mail. 
  • Work with President to ensure a smooth transition in leadership to include, assisting with the planning of the New Board Orientation. 
  • Participate in standing/ad hoc committees.