Elected Positions

  • President Elect
  • Two-Year Institutional Representative
  • Private Institutional Representative
  • Member at Large (Assessment & Strategic Planning emphasis)
  • Member at Large (Equity & Inclusion emphasis)
  • Member at Large (Professional & Career Development emphasis)

Appointed Positions

  • Graduate Student Representative
  • Publicity Coordinator
  • Faculty Liaison
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Professional Staff Drive-In Conference Chair

President-Elect

The President-Elect is a voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

Term of Office: The term of the President-Elect is 3 years: the first as President-Elect, the second as President, and the third as Past President.

Constitutional Description: The President-Elect shall become familiar with the work of this Association in preparation for the ensuing term as President, and shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.  In the absence of the President, the President-Elect shall preside over meetings or handle other Association business as necessary.

Specific Duties: 

  • Arrange for and chair all Executive Board and Business Meetings at which the President cannot attend.
  • Chair the Nominations and Elections Committee.
  • As requested by the President, represent the Association at ACPA-College Student Educators International Leadership meetings.
  • Support the President as requested by completing tasks or leading projects.
  • Assign Members-at-Large and Institutional Representatives to special projects and Ad Hoc committees.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming President-Elect.

Two-Year Institutional Representative (Community/Junior College)

The Institutional Representatives are voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

Term of Office: Elected, 2-year term

Constitutional Description: Each Institutional Representative shall represent one of three distinct segments of higher education- community/junior colleges, private four-year colleges/universities and public four-year colleges/universities– to the Association.  Each Institutional Representative shall serve on at least one committee of the Association.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Speak for the unique interests of the segment of higher education being represented.
  • Solicit input from institutions regarding current issues facing our profession and provide information to the conference committees and technology coordinator for development of presentations and articles.
  • Assist recruitment of Missouri student affairs professionals and paraprofessionals with regards to Association involvement and membership.
  • Maintain contact with institutions in the segment of higher education, assisting in the development of an up-to-date student affairs professional’s directory and focusing on keeping student affairs professionals from not regularly active campuses informed.
  • Submit at least one item to be posted on the website blog per year.
  • Work on special projects or committees as needed.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Institutional Representative.

Private Institutional Representative (Private Four-Year colleges/universities)

The Institutional Representatives are voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

Term of Office: Elected, 2-year term

Constitutional Description: Each Institutional Representative shall represent one of three distinct segments of higher education- community/junior colleges, private four-year colleges/universities and public four-year colleges/universities– to the Association.  Each Institutional Representative shall serve on at least one committee of the Association.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Speak for the unique interests of the segment of higher education being represented.
  • Solicit input from institutions regarding current issues facing our profession and provide information to the conference committees and technology coordinator for development of presentations and articles.
  • Assist recruitment of Missouri student affairs professionals and paraprofessionals with regards to Association involvement and membership.
  • Maintain contact with institutions in the segment of higher education, assisting in the development of an up-to-date student affairs professional’s directory and focusing on keeping student affairs professionals from not regularly active campuses informed.
  • Submit at least one item to be posted on the website blog per year.
  • Work on special projects or committees as needed.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Institutional Representative.

Member-At-Large (Assessment & Strategic Planning emphasis)

The Members-At-Large are voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

 Term of Office: Elected, 2-year term

Constitutional Description: Each Member-At-Large shall represent the diverse interests of the Association Members, including the usual functional areas represented in student affairs work.  Each Member-at-Large shall serve on and chair at least one committee of the Association.

Specific Duties:

  • Coordinate and develop best practices as they pertain to assessments for MoCPA membership.
  • Update and oversee implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Assist the Membership Coordinator, Treasurer, or the Conference/Drive-In Chairs in their duties or take another special project for the association.
  • Submit at least one item to be posted on the website blog per year.
  • Work on special projects or committees as needed.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Member-At-Large.

Member-At-Large (Equity & Inclusion emphasis)

The Members-At-Large are voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

Term of Office: Elected, 2-year term

Constitutional Description: Each Member-At-Large shall represent the diverse interests of the Association Members, including the usual functional areas represented in student affairs work.  Each Member-at-Large shall serve on and chair at least one committee of the Association.

Specific Duties: 

  • Coordinate and develop best practices as they pertain to equity and inclusion for MoCPA membership.
  • Update and oversee implementation of the organization’s comprehensive plan for equity and inclusion.
  • Assist the Membership Coordinator, Treasurer, or the Conference/Drive-In Chairs in their duties or take another special project for the association.
  • Submit at least one item to be posted on the website blog per year.
  • Work on special projects or committees as needed.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Member-At-Large.

Member-At-Large (Professional & Career Development emphasis)

The Members-At-Large are voting member of the Executive Board, elected by the membership of MoCPA.

 Term of Office: Elected, 2-year term

Constitutional Description: Each Member-At-Large shall represent the diverse interests of the Association Members, including the usual functional areas represented in student affairs work.  Each Member-at-Large shall serve on and chair at least one committee of the Association.

Specific Duties: 

  • Coordinate and develop best practices as they pertain to professional and career development opportunities for MoCPA members based upon trending topics and issues that need attention.
  • Assist the Membership Coordinator, Treasurer, or the Conference/Drive-In Chairs in their duties or take another special project for the association.
  • Submit at least one item to be posted on the website blog per year.
  • Work on special projects or committees as needed.
  • At a minimum, attend either the Association annual conference or a drive-in workshop.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Member-At-Large.

Graduate Student Representative

The Graduate Student Representative is a voting member of the Executive Board, and through an application process coordinated by the Nominations and Election Committee, is appointed.

 Term of Office: Appointed, 1-year term

 Constitutional Description: None.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Develop and maintain a database of current Missouri graduate programs, related to Student Affairs.
  • Maintain contact with graduate programs and communicate learning opportunities provided by the Association, i.e. conference, drive-ins, case-study competitions, etc.
  • Survey graduate programs to determine needs and how the Association might assist in meeting those needs.
  • Represent the graduate student perspective at meetings and other events/activities.
  • Assist the conference committee in soliciting programs that meet the needs and interests of graduate students, as well as soliciting graduate students to present programs.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Representative.

Publicity Coordinator

The Publicity Coordinator is a voting member of the Executive Board, and through an application process coordinated by the Nominations and Election Committee, is appointed.

 Term of Office: Appointed, 1-year term

 Constitutional Description: None.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Prepare and distribute Association press releases.
  • Approve all publications, logo usage, and other Association publicity materials and communications.
  • Create and print Association brochures and other publicity.
  • Assist in promoting the annual conference, drive-ins and other events and activities.
  • Manage and maintain promotional materials, give-away items, and supplies for organization.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Association for promotional material acquisition.
  • Coordinate the Association showcase table and event for the ACPA annual convention.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Coordinator.

Faculty Liaison

The Faculty Liaison is a voting member of the Executive Board, and through an application process coordinated by the Nominations and Election Committee, is appointed.

Term of Office: Appointed

Constitutional Description: None.

Specific Duties: 

  • Provide feedback on MOCPA events and activities that will enhance the curricular and professional experience for Missouri graduate students.
  • Work with the Executive Committee and Conference Committee to find and secure keynotes for the conference.
  • Assist with the development of the case-study to be used at the conference case-study competition.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Liaison.

Sponsorship Coordinator

The Sponsorship Coordinator is a voting member of the Executive Board, and through an application process coordinated by the Nominations and Election Committee, is appointed.

Term of Office: Appointed, 1-year term

Constitutional Description: None.

Specific Duties: 

  • Locate potential sponsors for the annual conference and drive-ins.
  • Contact past sponsors to secure donations/funding/gifts for conference and drive-ins.
  • Work with Executive Board to secure donations.
  • Create and maintain a database of past donors.
  • Create and maintain a database of outsourced corporations utilized by Association members.
  • Work with conference committee to ensure that all corporate giving obligations are met.
  • Work with Treasurer to confirm all donations are received and accounted for.
  • Serve as primary liaison, or designate other, between sponsors and organization at conferences.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Coordinator.

Professional Staff Drive-In Conference Chair

The Drive-In Conference Chair is a voting member of the Executive Board, and through an application process coordinated by the Nominations and Election Committee, is appointed.

 Term of Office: Appointed, 1-year term

 Constitutional Description: None.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Recruit volunteers to help plan the drive-in conference (usually at or near the chair’s institution) and coordinate their work.
  • Keep the Executive Board regularly updated on conference planning process.
  • In consultation with the Treasurer and the Executive charged with sponsorship, create a budget for the conference.
  • Solicit strong educational programs and major speakers.
  • Market the conference to as many professionals in the state as possible and track registrations.
  • Coordinate publication of conference updates for the website.
  • At a minimum, attend three Executive Board meetings per year.
  • Assist with the transition of incoming Chair.