Call for Volunteer AIS Associate Vice President of Student Chapters
Monday, August 3, 2020
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
AIS is aiming to more effectively integrate AIS Student Chapter operations into the ongoing mainstream activities across the Association. Two of the first steps is the formation of this new position of Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Chapters and moving student chapter operations under the AIS Vice President of Membership.Establishment of this position acknowledges the importance of this function to the longevity of the profession, the association and to our entire community.
AIS is currently seeking volunteer applicants for the new AVP for Student Chapters position. The selected person will be appointed by the AIS President and is scheduled to begin September 1, 2020 to serve a three-year term through August 31, 2023.As the AIS AVP for Student Chapters, this volunteer will work closely with the AIS VP Membership, AIS members and AIS Staff to continue the momentum of facilitating the Student Chapter Initiative across the association.
Sincere thanks to Rhonda Syler, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, who currently serves as AIS Vice President of Student Chapters. Rhonda’s term on AIS Council will end on August 31, 2020.Rhonda has been instrumental in expanding the student chapter competitions, lining up future host Universities of the annual Student Chapter Leadership Conference (SCLC), building stronger partnerships with IBM and other sponsors and urgently converting the 2020 SCLC Competitions from face to face to virtually hosted competitions.