Leadership and Governance
PSTA solicits nominations for eligible candidates for office each year for the following positions – Vice President, College Representative, and Four Regional Representatives. The positions up for election each year are on a rotating basis with the Regional and College Representatives serving three year terms. The Vice President serves a one-year term in this role, and then progresses onto the roles of President-Elect, President and finally Past President.
The nomination committee prepares the ballot and mails it in the early fall of each year to the membership of the association. The ballots are tallied and the new officers and members of the Board of Director’s are announced in late fall and begin their term of office in January of the upcoming year.
Vice President: The Vice President shall: provide copies of all correspondence to the Executive Secretary; serve as a non-voting member of all appointed committees; and use the year to prepare for necessary roles in subsequent years.
Regional District Representatives: The Regional Representatives shall reside in or serve as science educators in the regions they represent. They shall send written reports of all activities on behalf of PSTA to the President two weeks prior to each board meeting; keep PSTA members in their regions informed of PSTA events (conferences, workshops, meetings, etc.); solicit membership for PSTA; and, fulfill such other duties as may be assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors.
College Representatives: They must be members of, or retired from faculties of colleges or universities, and must teach or have taught in the District they represent. They shall send written reports of all activities on behalf of PSTA to the President two weeks prior to each board meeting; work through colleges and universities to inform students and faculty members of the activities of PSTA; solicit membership for PSTA; and, fulfill such other duties as may be assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors.
Nomination Form and Information