Leadership

Leadership

Thank you to all our members and volunteers who made the 2019-2020 term a success. We recognize YOU and all of your accomplishments!

SAA Board of Directors
The 2020-2021 SAA Board of Directors includes the  president, president-elect, and eight members at large who are national SAA members that are elected to one-year terms aside from the president-elect.

The SAA Board of Directors serves as the connection among the national SAA, local SAA chapters, volunteers, and student members. Board members represent the breadth and depth of SAA initiatives and interests by following the outlined Roles and Responsibilities and by serving as committee chairs guided by the strategic direction in the areas of public awareness, philanthropy, leadership, education, communications, chapter and member relations, and the annual AAA Conference programming. 

SAA Executive Committee
The SAA Executive Committee ensures that the organization meets the current and future needs of students by aligning the organization’s mission and vision statements to those needs. The committee also ensures that the policies and initiatives of the organization align with the mission and vision statements. Additionally, the committee will accomplish strategic goals that align with the mission and vision but fall outside the charge of individual committees, to include the streamlining of organizational initiatives and resources, collaboration with outside organizations, the stewardship of the organization’s finances, and other duties as required.

The SAA Executive Committee is composed of the president, president-elect, past president, secretary, and the chair of the communications committee.

Nominations and Elections
Elections for the SAA Board of Directors are held annually in February. Applications for nominees are accepted the fall prior, usually opening in October, and the official slate is recommended by the SAA Nominations Committee to the standing SAA Board of Directors for approval. Notifications are sent to current SAA members (Undergraduate Associate Members are not eligible to run) when the call for applications is open and the website is updated with additional information on how to apply.

Interested in applying for the SAA Board of Directors? Read about what current  and past SAA Board Members have to say about the position and being part of such a dynamic group of student leaders. Questions can be sent to Riley DeBacker, SAA Nominations Committee Chair

Timeline for 2021-2022 SAA Board of Directors Nominations

  • Call for nominations close on October 14, 2020
  • Nominee interviews begin October 24, 2020
  • Nominee inverviews end November 18, 2020
  • Slate for SAA Board of Directors determined and approved December 2020
  • Election for President-Elect and Members-at-Large open February 2020

SAA Board Meeting Dates and Overviews

August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020

Student members in good standing who are interested in attending all or part of the business portion of a regularly scheduled SAA Board of Directors Meeting can refer to the Academy Bylaws for more information.