[Athen] Nomination of Officers

Heidi Scher hascherdss at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 12:07:48 PDT 2007

Hello ATHENians!

I would like to formally cast my name in the hat for the position of Treasurer.

Over the past 10 years, I have served on the Ark-AHEAD board.
(Ark-AHEAD is the state of Arkansas affiliate to AHEAD.) During this
time frame, I served as Treasurer for several years, Web master for
several years, Vice Chair, and Chair for 2.5 years. Through serving
in multiple positions, I have gained a solid understanding of
organization structure and various position responsibilities. As
Treasurer specifically, I gained experience in all areas regarding
monetary considerations for the organization including collecting
dues, revamping and maintaining a membership database, establishing
and maintaining a checking account for the organization, payment of
expenditures, processing funds received for conferences/workshops
sponsored by the organization, as well as reporting to the board and
membership on all treasury activities.

In one of my former careers, I worked in the financial industry for
over 11 years in a variety of positions which included financial
counseling and planning. With the experiences that I gained through
Ark-AHEAD, other business organizations, and my professional career, I
believe that I have the necessary qualifications to serve ATHEN as
Treasurer with honesty and integrity.

Thank you for your consideration!

Heidi Scher

Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Interim Assistant Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
1 University of Arkansas, ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-3104 (voice)
(479) 575-7445 (fax)
(479) 575-3646 (tdd)

On 10/16/07, Pratik Patel <pratikp1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,


> As you might have noted from the e-mail messages that have passed back and

> forth over the last week, ATHEN is getting ready to conduct its annual

> election of officers prior to (and in conjunction with) the Accessing Higher

> Ground Conference. The absence of unanimous egging leads me to be the sole

> volunteer overseeing this election process.


> I would ask that you please read this message in its entirety as it contains

> instructions on the first phase of this endeavor.


> With this message, we open up the virtual floor for nominations for the

> following officer positions in accordance with ATHEN's by-laws

> (http://www.athenpro.org/node/23):

> 1. President

> 2. One or more vice presidents

> 3. Secretary

> 4. Treasurer


> For a list of officer duties, see article IV, Sections 5.5 through 5.8.


> All nominations must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM eastern on Sunday

> October 28, 2007.


> If you are self nominating or nominating an individual for a position with

> his/her knowledge, you may submit the nomination to the ATHEN discussion

> list (Access Technologists in Higher Education Network

> [athen at athenpro.org]). All individuals nominated for a position must accept

> the nomination. If you are nominating an individual or individuals for

> positions without his/her knowledge--and such a practice is highly

> discouraged, please forward the nomination to me privately at

> pratikp1 at gmail.com. Please provide the nominee's full contact information

> in order to verify acceptance. If you do not feel comfortable nominating

> someone over the ATHEN discussion list, you may also forward the nomination

> to be privately at pratikp1 at gmail.com.


> Advanced apologies for the inconvenience; however, please note that

> individuals who may have expressed interest in running for a position prior

> to the beginning of the nomination process must officially declare his/her

> willingness to run for a position through the nominations process as

> outlined in this message.


> All candidates must submit a statement that states his/her qualifications

> for the position being sought prior to the beginning of the voting process.

> Online voting will begin a few days after nominations have been submitted

> and will run through the morning of November 8, 2007 more information on the

> voting process will be available in a separate message.


> Please do not hesitate to address any questions on the nominations process

> to me privately at pratikp1 at gmail.com.


> I look forward to the nominations process and the subsequent voting.


> Warm regards,


> Pratik


> Pratik Patel

> Director, IT Access. Director, PeopleTech

> The City University of New York

> mailto: pratikp1 at gmail.com

> PeopleTech Project Site





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