During our latest round of Executive Committee nominations, TSPRA did not receive enough eligible nominations for its two at-large vice president positions.
To slate the nominees we did receive would run afoul of one of the TSPRA Standing Rules, which states that each area shall have no more than two vice presidents on the board at one time (See below for the relevant bylaws). This rule was introduced in 2001 along with the At-Large Vice President positions.
Currently the North Central area has two vice presidents: an at-large vice president with one year remaining on a two-year term and a standing-area vice president to be slated by the Nominating Committee in October. Therefore, nominees from that region aren’t eligible to be slated to the two additional At-Large places. The affected nominees have been notified of the situation.
If you are interested in serving TSPRA as an at-large vice president for a term from 2018-2020, please email 2017-2018 Nominating Committee Chair, President-Elect Kristin Zastoupil, by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 to inform her of your interest. Your email should include the following information:
Per the Standing Rules, the At-Large Vice Presidents represent specific areas of expertise within the organization. To be slated by the nominating committee, interested candidates must have renewed and paid their TSPRA dues by Oct. 5 when the Nominating Committee meets.
This roster of interested individuals will be available to the Nominating Committee for consideration in slating the two at-large positions in the confidential nominating packet to be sent on Sept. 25, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact the State Office at (512) 474-9107 or via email.
TSPRA State Office
Article IV-Chapter Officers
Nine area vice presidents and, three at-large vice presidents shall be elected by the membership. Each area shall have no more than two vice presidents. Area vice presidents shall reside in the area represented. One each of the area vice presidents shall represent the Gulf Coast Area, Houston/Beaumont Area, East Texas Area, North Central Area, Austin Area, San Antonio Area, West Central Area, Northwest Texas Area and Far West Area. They shall coordinate membership drives in their representative areas, provide assistance to members and prospective members in their representative areas and shall preside at area/regional meetings. The area vice presidents shall provide written reports of area activities to the Executive Director and President prior to each Executive Committee meeting and shall communicate formally by print, electronic, audio or video media on at least a quarterly basis with their regional membership. An area vice president's service area is composed of one or more Educational Service Center (ESC) Regions. These areas are composed as follows: Gulf Coast Area - ESC Regions 1, 2 and 3; Houston/Beaumont Area ¬ESC Regions 4 and 5; East Texas Area -ESC Regions 6, 7 and 8; North Central Area - ESC Regions 9,10 and 11; Central Area - ESC Region 13; San Antonio Area - ESC Region 20; West Central Area - ESC Regions 12, 14 and 15; Northwest Texas Area - ESC Regions 16 and 17; Far West Area - ESC Regions 18 and 19.
The three at-large vice presidents shall represent all members and shall serve staggered terms. At-large vice presidents represent specific areas of expertise within the organization as designated by the strategic plan and shall coordinate membership drives among their representative areas of expertise, provide assistance to members and prospective members in their representative areas of expertise and provide written reports of activities to the Executive Director and President prior to each Executive Committee meeting and shall communicate formally by print, electronic, audio or video media on at least a quarterly basis with their respective membership.
All vice presidents shall also be responsible for other duties as assigned by the President, President-Elect or the Immediate Past President.