Vice President for Inclusion, Access & Success

Term: 2017-2020

Marie Nocella
Assistant Director of Admission and Multicultural Coordinator
Siena College

[email protected]

The Position

This role in the governance structure involves leadership, communication skills, flexibility, and creativity. The Vice President for Inclusion, Access & Success coordinates the work of the Government Relations Committee, the Human Relations Committee, Camp College Committee, Scholarship Committee, and the Community Based Organizations (CBO) and Opportunity Program Committee.  This Vice President also serves as a liaison between the committee chairpersons and the Executive Board, advocating and soliciting the Board’s assistance when necessary. As the voice of these committees, it is also the role of this Vice President to reach outside the Association in an effort to enhance relationships with parallel committees in other State and Regional Associations across the country. It is critical that this individual be a knowledgeable advocate in representing related needs of the membership. The term of office is three years. A summary of the duties as described in the NYSACAC By-Laws are as follows:

  1. Coordinate the work of the the Government Relations Committee, the Human Relations Committee, Camp College Committee, Scholarship Committee, and the Community Based Organizations (CBO) and Opportunity Program Committee.
  2. Serve as a voice for the priorities of inclusion, access, success, and legislative initiatives which represent the needs of the membership.
  3. Provide a written report, which also details issues needing input and/or action, to the Executive Board on the work of the committees at least ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled Executive Board meetings.
  4. Coordinate the preparation of budget proposals and other funding requests for the individual committees and present same to the Executive Board.
  5. Coordinate interassociational activities and relationships.
  6. Serve as an ex-officio member of aforementioned committees.

The Commitment

Service as the Vice President for Inclusion, Access & Success provides significant opportunities for growth and exposure, both within, and outside the Association. This is an opportunity for the individual who has been an active committee member and perhaps chairperson. This position enables the individual to work with many populations, including our members, committee chairs, the executive board, and leaders from State and Regional Associations across the country.