Fall 2013 Officers
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Ryan Chen (ryanchen)
Michael Angileri (mangi)
Ariel Rose (akrose)
Joe Menzia (jmmenz)
External Vice President
Mike Boyd (mjboyd)
Natalie Eyke (neyke)
Jae Hong Kim (jsunk)
Kelsey Hockstad (kelshock)
K-12 Outreach Chair
Laura Kruger (krulaura)
Marc Biondo (biondom)
Leo Devota (lpdevot)
New Initiatives Chair
Shannon Liu (liushuo)
Jacob Texel (texel)
Josh Kempfer (jkempfer)
Kyle Lady (Kyle Lady)
Ki-Joo Sung (sungkj)
Corporate Relations Officer
Cameron McBride (camcbrid)
Prof. Paul Kominsky, Chief Advisor
Pritpaul Mahal, Alumnus Advisor (pritpaul)
Andy Boucher, Graduate Student Advisor (yanders)
Elson Liu, Graduate Student Advisor (eyliu)
Sarang Supekar, Graduate Student Advisor (supekar)
Mike Hand (mikehand)
The President's primary jobs are to supervise the other officers and to plan and conduct all meetings. The President is the facilitator; experience as a Tau Beta Pi officer is strongly recommended. The President also acts as the representative of the society in correspondence with other organizations. The President gets to interact with many people on different levels.
- Manages the responsibilities of the officers
- Schedules, plans, organizes, and runs all officer and general body meetings
- Organizes the Mailout (sending invitations to all eligible students/parents)
- Is the official delegate to the National or District Convention and arranges travel plans for all MI-G delegates
- Communicates with Nationals, CoE, and the University
The Vice-President oversees the electee process and acts as second-in-command to the President. The VP gets to know the electees better than anyone else. Knowledge of the electee process and internal workings of TBP is a big plus, and organizational and people skills are a must. The VP gets to meet and work with many new students.
- Is the contact person for all electees
- Keeps a close eye on the progress of all electees
- Organizes the electee material, electee groups, and electee games
- Organizes and conducts electee interviews
- Works with Secretary to ensure electees have approval from Nationals
External Vice-President (2 positions, TWO TERM, elected in Fall)
The External Vice-Presidents plan and run the SWE/TBP Career Fair in the Fall and organize the CoE Leaders and Honors Brunch in the Winter. The Career Fair is the largest and most important event run by the Chapter. These officers must have excellent organizational skills and must be willing to put in a lot of time to ensure the success of the Fair. The EVPs must also oversee the selection of outstanding students for recognition at the Honors Brunch. They should have strong PR skills as they get to work with leaders in the College of Engineering and corporate representatives.
- Plan and run the Fall SWE/TBP Career Fair, planning starts in December
- Recruit TBP members to serve on Career Fair committees
- Plan and run the Winter CoE Leaders & Honors Brunch
- Recruit TBP active members to serve on Honors Brunch committees
Treasurer (TWO TERM, elected in Fall)
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the Chapterís finances and day-to-day monetary transactions. This position requires excellent organizational skills and an interest in learning about the Chapterís finances.
- Creates and administers the budget each semester
- Promptly processes reimbursements through SOAS
- Records donations to TBP and donations to charity
- Files annually (by May 15) IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax
Secretary (TWO TERM, elected in Winter)
The Secretary is the primary communications link between our Chapter and Nationals and has the best knowledge of the national organization. Responsibility and an enthusiastic interest in the behind-the-scenes working of the Chapter are a must.
- Reports all Chapter information to Nationals in a timely manner
- Collects and files electee catalog cards
- Reserves rooms
- Attends District Conference in Winter (just after being elected)
- Compiles Chapter Survey to send to Nationals in May (with help from Service Chair)
- Sorts eligibility list
The Activities Chair is responsible for organizing many of the Chapterís social events and the Initiation banquet. This officer also handles ordering and getting food for all meetings. Access to a car is necessary. This position is great for outgoing and creative personalities.
- Plans social events throughout the semester
- Brainstorms and implements new socials
- Orders dinner for meetings and purchases drinks and sides from store
- Sets up food at meetings and cleans up room after
- Organizes the banquet, its food, and its attendance, and finds a keynote speaker
The Service Chair is in charge of overseeing all service projects done by the Chapter. The Chair must communicate with the many project leaders to ensure the success of the events. The Service Chair should have an outstanding interest in community service and good organizational skills.
- Recruits project chairs to run each service project
- Provides project chairs with direction and any necessary material
- Collects project reports and pictures from project leaders and helps compile Chapter Survey with Secretary
- Plans and implements new service projects
- Works with VP, Website Chair, and electees to ensure that service requirements and deadlines are met
- Direct oversight of Book Swap
- Publicizes service events
New Initiatives Chair
The New Initiatives Chair is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing new ideas and improvements in almost any area of the Chapter. The Chair runs New Initiative meetings which serve as a forum for Chapter members to discuss ideas, suggestions, and concerns. Access to a car is helpful. This position requires initiative and creative thinking, and is perfect for someone who has a desire to impact the Chapter.
- Plans and runs 5 New Initiatives meetings throughout the semester
- Provides food and drinks at meetings
- Keeps up-to-date with whatís happening at the Chapter, College, and University to identify new opportunities
- Develops new service, social, and intersociety ideas (works with corresponding officers to implement)
- Improves image (external) and workings (internal) of Chapter
- Continues development, bug testing, and user feedback on the new website
- Keeps website up-to-date by posting news stories, officer bios, service projects, meeting minutes, Cornerstones, forms, and pictures
- Manages website access and tracking of all active and electee requirements
- Manages and keeps up-to-date all Chapter mailing lists
- Orders cords and stoles for graduating members
- Orders DA gifts and arranges distribution to DA members
- Takes meeting minutes at general body meetings when necessary
Campus Outreach Chair
The Campus Outreach Chair (a new position that is an expansion of the former Tutoring Chair) is in charge of all Chapter efforts related to academics on campus. This consists largely of tutoring, but new outreach programs that utilize our resources are also encouraged. The position requires interest in expanding and improving our academic presence on campus.
- Schedules tutoring events throughout the semester
- Organizes electees and actives to serve as tutors
- Publicizes tutoring events through email, flyering, chalking, and announcements
- Works with other societies and the College to improve tutoring services
- Seeks and coordinates new opportunities for outreach to CoE students, especially Freshmen and Sophomores
K-12 Outreach Chair (TWO TERM, elected in Winter)
The K-12 Outreach Chair (a new position) is responsible for the Chapterís engineering outreach within the community. This consists largely of the MindSET outreach program but may be expanded in the future. The position requires working with both the Chapter and the community.
- Leads the MindSET Committee in planning all MindSET activities
- Is the contact person for K-12 local schools and for communication with Nationals regarding MindSET
Corporate Relations Chair
The Corporate Relations Chair is the Chapterís liaison to the corporate world. This position involves interfacing with industry representatives and thus requires good people skills.
- Arranges for industry representatives to give corporate presentations at meetings
- Provides opportunities for members to network with industry
- Creates a TBP Resume CD to hand out to companies at each semesterís Career Fair
The Intersociety Chair is responsible for the Chapterís sports activities. The Chair is also in charge of arranging intersociety socials and maintaining strong relationships with other CoE societies. This position is for an enthusiastic member who likes playing IM sports.
- Registers and manages the Chapterís teams for IM sports, usually two per sports season (2 seasons per semester)
- Attends all IM sports events and managersí meetings
- Works with other societies to plan intersociety socials and intersociety sports
- Organizes new intersociety events
- Attends all UMEC general body meetings as TBP student representative
The Publicity Chair is in charge of publishing the TBP Cornerstone newsletter, sending announcements/reminders to the Chapter, managing the Chapterís mailing lists, and publicizing any Chapter events. The Publicity Chair should be creative, organized, and have good writing skills.
- Publish the Cornerstone for every general body meeting
- Send a Weekly Announcements email to Chapter mailing lists every Monday
- Email announcements from officers to all members
- Publicize Chapter events to the College and/or University if necessary (in collaboration with officer in charge of event)
The Historian publishes the chapter newsletter, which is named ďThe CornerstoneĒ. The Historian also publishes the Alumni Newsletter each month of the school year and distributes it to alumni of the chapter. The Historian is in charge of picture taking for the Chapter Survey and maintains chapter records as needed.
Graduate Student Coordinator
The Graduate Student Coordinator runs the electee process for graduate students and organizes all graduate socials. This position is typically filled by a graduate student member.
- Is the contact person for all grad electees
- Tracks progress of grad electees
- Arranges grad electee interviews and group meeting
- Organizes all grad socials, sometimes in conjunction with other societies