Committees

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Alumni Services Committee

The Alumni Services Committee conducts an annual alumni survey, a Salary Survey every three years, and sends out quarterly promotional postcards to HSMP alumni.  The Committee also organizes community service activities for alumni and students to participate in.  The Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the President of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. Alumni Services Committee members shall be appointed to a one-year term by the President from the active membership of the Society.

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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee establishes and periodically reviews criteria for Honorary membership and shall recommend candidates to the Executive Committee in accordance with Article I, Section 5 of the Bylaws. The Committee shall also make recommendations to the Executive Committee concerning other Society-sponsored awards, University-sponsored awards and other professional awards as appropriate. The immediate past president serve as the Awards Committee Chairperson.  Awards Committee members shall be appointed to a one-year term by the immediate past president from the active membership of the Society.

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Class Representatives Committee

The Class Representatives Committee assists the officers in establishing effective communication with the membership, advises the President and the Executive Committee on the current ideas of the membership, and assists in other projects assigned by the Executive Committee. The Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the President of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. The term of class representatives will be for two years, with no cap on the number of terms served.

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Development Committee

Members of the Development Committee are responsible for assisting with personal calls and/or emails asking for support for current fundraising campaigns; acting as a class representative to garner support for fundraising campaigns; giving feedback on College of Public Health development strategies and marketing; and assisting the chair(s) of the Development Committee with any immediate action items.  The Development Committee Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the president of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. Development Committee members shall be appointed to a one-year term by the president from the active membership of the Society.  The Chairperson shall also serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.

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Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee is responsible for the development of activities and programs to examine and advise on issues affecting diversity from an Alumni Society perspective. The Committee works to foster diversity in an environment of appreciation and respect for difference and shall annually host a Diversity Breakfast to correspond with the Management Institute. The Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the president of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. Diversity Committee members shall be appointed to a one-year term by the president from the active membership of the Society.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Society’s Officers, At-Large Representatives, and other members so designated in Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution. The Executive Committee is responsible for establishing ad hoc committees and coordinating their activities; establish the calendar of major events; develop the budget; establish objectives for the Society; determine the recipients of Society-sponsored awards; establish the annual membership dues schedule; review the Constitution and Bylaws at least every third year; and coordinate the activities of other committees.

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Management Institute Committee

The Management Institute Committee is responsible for planning an educational session typically held in the fall. A member in good standing shall be appointed to a two-year term by the president of the Society serving one year as co-chair and the second year as the primary lead for organizing this event. A committee shall be appointed to develop objectives, secure speakers and a meeting location, develop publications related to the event and any other tasks affiliated with this meeting. The Alumni Society Director will also serve to support this event. .

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for  maintaining a roster reflecting the status of membership for the Society, assisting in the collection of dues, and assisting the president in identifying candidates to serve on standing and ad hoc committees. The committee also develops and executes strategies to retain and increase membership. The Chairperson shall also serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.  The Membership Committee Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the President of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. Membership Committee members shall be appointed to a one-year term by the president from the active membership of the Society.  The Chairperson shall also serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.

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Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is chaired by the President-Elect and consists of the Chairpersons of the Program Advisory Committee, the Membership Committee, the Development Committee and the Alumni Services Committee. The HSMP Division Chair and MHA Program Director serve in an ex-officio capacity. Every other year the committee publishs a letter to the Society’s active members soliciting nominations to the offices of the President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and four positions of At-Large Representatives. A final slate shall be approved by the Executive Committee and presented to active members of the Society for vote prior to the annual meeting. The slate for the At-Large Representative positions shall include at least six names of candidates, of whom no more than two shall be from the same class. The President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and At-Large Representatives shall be elected by a plurality vote of all votes cast on a ballot sent out 30 days prior to the annual meeting. The ballot may be sent and vote may be returned via postal or email as determined by the Nominating Committee. The timetable for nominations based on an annual meeting during the fall Institute would be: May, letter distributed to Active alumni soliciting nominations; July, Executive Committee approves slate; August, ballots sent to the Active alumni membership; September, completed ballots tallied by Secretary; October, results announced at annual meeting.

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Program Advisory Committee

The Program Advisory Committee shall consist of four members appointed to a one-year term by the President from the Active membership of the Society. The Chairperson shall be appointed to a two-year term by the President of the Society and may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. The Committee shall be responsible for providing suggestions and recommendations with regard to the Program’s objectives, curriculum, standards, policies, residency program methodology, and faculty as requested by and in cooperation with the faculty. The Committee through a designated representative shall participate in the Program’s annual curriculum review. The Chairperson shall also serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.

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