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The Executive Committee shall consist of five Officers--President-Elect, President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, and five (5) Division Ambassadors: two (2) from Academic and Student Affairs, one (1) from Administration and Finance, one (1) from Employment Services and Operations, and one (1) from the President's Office and Advancement/External Relations, plus one (1) alternate for each Ambassador. Alternates will serve if the elected Staff Council Ambassador is not able to represent his/her unit. All Executive Committee members (Officers and Ambassadors) will have the same voting rights.
Officers and Ambassadors shall be elected for a single one-year term. Elections will be held from the membership of the Staff Council. Staff will be eligible for re-election to the same office or another Executive Committee position.
All Staff Council members in good standing and with a minimum of one year tenure at UHD are eligible to be nominated for service on the Executive Committee. Administrative staff (assistant and associate deans, deans, executive directors, assistant and associate vice presidents, vice presidents, and president) are ineligible for service on the Executive Committee.
The nomination process will open on the first Monday and close on the third Monday in May. Self-nominations are accepted. Staff may be eligible to run for officer and ambassador positions concurrently but can only hold one office. All candidates shall complete the Staff Council Executive Committee Candidate Form. All nominations will be reviewed by Employment Services and Operations (hereinafter referred to as "ESO") to ensure eligibility. Qualified candidates will be included on the ballot.
Elections for the Executive Committee shall open the second Monday in June and close on the fourth Monday in June. Terms of office shall begin on September 1. Ambassador alternates will be the person(s) receiving the second highest number of votes within the division.
To fill vacancies created by resignation and complete unexpired terms, the Staff Council President shall appoint the nominee with the next highest votes from those candidates nominated but not elected in the last election. The appointed member will serve until the next official elections.
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