WAPED Job Description for 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) 


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


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

 The President shall be the chief elected officer of the Association. 

     The President shall 

  1. Preside at all general meetings of the Association.
  1. 2.  Be Chairperson and preside at meetings of the Board. 
  1. 3.  Appoint members of all committees and appoint the chair of the Public Relations  
  1. committee and any ad hoc committees with concurrence of the Board. 
  1.   4.  Shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. 
  1. 5.  Shall be responsible for calling all general membership meetings of the Association. 
  1. (Article 3, Section 2) 
  • The President shall serve as chair of the Awards Committee with at least four other members and conduct the business of that committee as prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws. (Article 5, Section 2) 
  • The President may appoint a committee to consider revising the Bylaws in general or amending particular sections (Article 7, Section 1, D) 
  • The President shall have such proposals (to revise Bylaws) including the agenda of the next scheduled meeting of the Board. (Article 7, Section 1, D) 
  • The President shall appoint a committee to receive nomination (for Awards) from the membership, (Article 8, Section 2, A) 
  • The President and Treasurer of the Association shall submit written reports annually.  Both reports shall be filed with the Board at the Board meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Spring Conference and included in the minutes. (Article 4, Section 5).  
  • In the case of a resignation, parliamentary removal of (sic) death of any Board member, the President shall appoint a successor to serve the remainder of the term with the concurrence of the Board, ref. Article 3, Section 1, B (Article 4, Section 1) 
  • The President may appoint other committees as may be deemed appropriate.  Such committees shall be constituted and serve until the task is completed and such results and reports as directed by the President shall be completed and submitted to the Board.  (Article 5, Section 3) 
  • The outgoing President shall automatically assume the responsibilities as 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 C). 


E   Responsibilities of the President not specifically Defined in the Constitution or  



  • 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. 
  • Set agenda for Board meetings and conferences. 
  • Write letter for new members that will be sent out in the new member packet 
  • Develop and maintain official WAPED correspondence with membership and outside agencies. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with disability related professional 


  • Implement and coordinate new Board Orientation, and annual Board Retreat. 
  • Assist new President during transition process.