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Section 2: President-Elect, President, and Past President


Term of Office
 The President-Elect shall be elected annually and shall hold office for one year or until his or her successor
   is chosen.
 The President-Elect shall succeed to the Presidency for a one-year term and then to Past-Presidency for a
   one-year term.



Duties as President-Elect
Elected officials are expected to attend board meetings and MCDA events. There are usually about six to ten
board meetings each year.
 Perform the duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President.
 Serve as an Officer.
 Serve as Chair of the Program Committee (described under Conferences and Events)
 Appoint chairs of all standing committees and any other committees which may be deemed necessary.
 Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the President.



Duties as President
 Exert leadership in the achievement of the purpose of MCDA.
 Call meetings of the Officer and Board and preside over these meetings while serving as an Officer.
 Serve ex officio on all MCDA committees except the Nominations and Elections Committee.
 Organize the annual MCDA conference



Duties as Immediate Past-President
 Serve as an Officer.
 Serve as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.
 Serve as a mentor to the President.
 Officers are expected to attend board meetings and MCDA events. There are usually about six to ten board
   meetings each year.



Benefits of President-Elect, President, and Past President
 These Officers are voting members of the Board.
 Officers do not pay for registration for MCDA events (and they are expected to attend MCDA events if
   possible)
 Partial reimbursement may be available for travel to the NCDA national conference and may be available
   for other training opportunities. See the General Policies section for details.




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Section 2: President-Elect, President, and Past President

Qualifications:
 Candidates are expected to have demonstrated leadership in the field of career counseling, exhibit good
  interpersonal skills, and have a reputation for following through on their commitments.
 Preference is given to those with experience on the Board of MCDA or a similar organization.
 Must be a voting member of NCDA



Nominations Committee Duties
      Identify qualified candidates for all open positions
      Prepare a ballot, including bios of all candidates
      Assure that balloting is conducted in accordance with the bylaws
      Maintain the information on the website about the officers of the Association


Nominations and Elections Process
(1) Nominations for elective office must include:
    (a) A professional resume of the proposed nominee.
    (b) A letter from the nominee stating his or her willingness and ability to serve.
    (c) When applicable, a letter from the nominee’s employer recognizing the time and resources required.
To assure the candidate’s satisfaction with the “bio” used for the ballot, candidates are encouraged to submit a
one paragraph description of accomplishments in addition to the above materials.

(2) A call for nominations shall be published in an official publication of MCDA at least 90 days prior to the
    circulation of ballots and sent by email or other media to all active members.
(3) A ballot shall be compiled by the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee which includes a list
    of the names of all persons nominated for elective offices who have followed procedures (1) and (2) and a
    one-paragraph biography for each candidate.
(4) Ballots shall be distributed by the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee to all active members
    of the Association. Ballots may be sent by email or other media that delivers the ballot directly to all active
    members.
(5) Members shall have at least 3 weeks to vote and ballots shall be returned to the Chair of the Nominations
    and Elections Committee.




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