WAPED Job Description for President-Elect

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) 





  1. Specific Responsibilities of the President-Elect as Defined in the Constitution


In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of the President, the President-Elect shall assume the office and serve the balance of the term and the next term.  In all cases where the President is temporarily unable to serve for a period of 90 days, the President-Elect will temporarily assume the office until the President can assume the responsibilities again.  If the position of the President-Elect becomes vacant, the President shall appoint a member in good standing to fill the vacancy….If the President-Elect is serving temporarily as President, the vacancy in the President-Elect shall not be filled. (Article 7, Section 1) 


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


  • The President-Elect shall automatically assume the responsibilities as the President at the conclusion of the business meeting at the Annual Spring Conference of the year following being elected. (Article 3, Section 1, B) 
  • The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President.  Upon the expiration of the President’s term office, the President-Elect shall automatically assume the Presidency.     
  • The President-Elect shall serve as chair of the Conference Committee. (Article 3, Section 2, B), {both at the Spring Conference immediately after taking office and at the Fall Conference}. 


  1. Responsibilities of the President-Elect not Specifically Defined in the Constitution or Bylaws  


  • Serve as a consultant to the President. 
  • Attend and participate in scheduled Board meetings. 
  • Participate in standing/ad hoc committees. 
  • Participate in a timely manner in any and all discussions of the Board via email. 
  • Take on any projects as delegated by the President. 
  • Write welcome letter for annual Spring Conference registration mailing. 
  • Assist new President-Elect during transition process.