Your 2024 WaACRAO board members:
President: Arturo Torres, Central Washington University
Vice President: vacant
Past President: Steve Downing, Bellevue College
Treasurer (2-year term preferred): Karen Malella, Central Washington University
Registration Coordinator: vacant
Communications Coordinator: Jonathan Barnett, Whitman College
Web Coordinator: Elizabeth Haden, Central Washington University
Vendor Coordinator(s): Rose Spodobalski-Brower, Central Washington University
Onsite Coordinator: vacant
Hospitality Coordinator: vacant
Conference Program Coordinator: Katie Clements, University of Washington
Sessions Coordinator(s): vacant
Assessment Coordinator(s): Megan Banford, University of Washington Seattle
See brief position descriptions below.
Interested in joining the Board?
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2023 WaACRAO Board, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WaACRAO Board is a perfect opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team of colleagues from institutions across Washington and gain awesome experiences as we plan this annual event together, all while having loads of fun!
Here’s a brief description of each of the board positions:
President (part of 3 year cycle) With the support of the Executive Board, the President shall assume full responsibility for all general activities of the Association, oversee preparations for the annual conference, oversee all financial obligations, and approve all Association bills before payment by the Treasurer
Vice President (part of 3 year cycle) The Vice President shall act as the chief assistant to the President and shall succeed to the presidency at the end of the term of the President.
Past President (part of 3 year cycle) The Past President shall serve as adviser to the President, the Executive Board, and to the membership.
Secretary The Secretary shall be the custodian of the records of the Association; and shall keep the minutes of all meetings of Executive Board
Treasurer (2 yr commitment preferred) – Co-manages funds with President and/or Vice President; Issues vendor payments; Tracks income
Registration Coordinator – Manages attendee registration and conference check-in; Name tags; Conference day-of accommodations
Communications Coordinator – MailChimp and Gmail familiarity a plus; Manages all out-going WaACRAO communication and Gmail inbox
Web Coordinator – WordPress familiarity a plus; Keeps conference info and messaging up-to-date as conference planning progresses; Posts post-conference materials; Works with Conference Program Coordinator
Vendor Coordinator(s) – Recruit and serve as primary contact sponsoring vendors (established relationships in place, but open to suggestions for other vendor/conference partner opportunities)
Onsite Coordinator – Typically a person that works at the hosting campus; Organizes space and equipment needs for Conference; Works closely with Hospitality and Sessions Coordinators
Hospitality Coordinator – Works closely with or co-serves as Onsite Coordinator to make food/beverage arrangements; Manages attendee dietary restriction requests; Seeks prizes for and organizes raffle
Conference Program Coordinator – Works closely with Sessions and Web Coordinators to draft and post conference program details (sessions, conference details, raffle info, etc.)
Sessions Coordinator(s) – Facilitates session proposal process and organizes session schedule; Manages presenter communication and day-of needs; Works closely with Program and Onsite Coordinators
Assessment Coordinator(s) – Organizes day-of assessment/feedback surveys; Gathers and organizes submitted survey data