2015 Candidates

The following candidates have successfully completed the application process for SAEOPP Officers for the 2015 vote.  Please review these nominations prior to voting.  SAEOPP's Constitution also allows for write-in votes.  Ballots will be emailed to paid 2013-2014 SAEOPP Members in the coming days.

The description of each position as written in the SAEOPP Constitution is quoted after each title.  Take a minute to review the video each candidate has provided!
President (From the SAEOPP Constitution 5a) The President shall be the chief elected officer of The Association and shall preside at all meetings of The Association. The President shall, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, make all appointments to both standing and special committees. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees and serve as a representative to the Council for Opportunity  in Education (COE). The President of The Association shall submit an annual report regarding incorporation status to appropriate state agencies, on behalf of The Association.

Nominee:            Chris George, Director
                            Student Support Services
                            Western Kentucky University

Vice President (From the SAEOPP Constitution 5b)The Vice-President shall serve with the same powers and authority of the President in the event the President becomes incapacitated or resigns. Incapacitation shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Vice-President shall be the chairperson of the Legislation, Education, and Fiscal Concerns Committee, and an ex officio member of the Conference Committee and serve as a representative to the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). The President may designate the Vice-President as ex officio representative of any other committee.

Nominee:            Jeanne Stokes, Director
                            TRiO Programs
                            Tusculum College (Tennessee)

Secretary (From the SAEOPP Constitution 5c) The Secretary shall have both recording and correspondence responsibilities and shall be responsible for maintaining up-to-date records concerning membership status. The Secretary will serve as an ex officio member of the Conference Committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the Secretary to incorporate quarterly reports of the Treasurer into the official records of The Association.

Nominee:            Sherontae Maxwell, Director
                            Educational Talent Search
                            University of Georgia

Treasurer (From the SAEOPP Constitution 5d) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all funds in accordance with fiscal policies established by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall maintain appropriate and accurate financial records, and shall be prepared, at any time, to surrender such records and monies to the Board of Directors or to the succeeding Treasurer. The Treasurer shall submit quarterly reports to The Association and shall be under such bond as may be determined by the Board.

Nominee:            Tom Rowland, Director
                            Commonwealth Educational Opportunity Center
                            Morehead State University (Kentucky)