Running for Leadership Positions

Each Spring, Upsilon Chapter holds elections for positions on its Board of Directors as well as its Governance and Leadership Succession Committees. Board and Committee members, if elected, then serve a two-year term, with the exception of the President-Elect, who serves a one-year term as President-Elect and then transitions to the role of President for a two-year term. The positions are elected as follows:

  • Odd-numbered years (e.g., 2017)
    • President-Elect
    • Treasurer
    • Counselor
    • Governance Committee - 1 position
    • Leadership Succession Committee - 2 positions
  • Even-numbered years (e.g., 2018)
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Counselor
    • Governance Committee - 2 positions
    • Leadership Succession Committee - 2 positions

Descriptions of Board positions and committees are provided in the following document:

STTI Description of Board Positions and Committees



The call for nominations for the 2017 election cycle opens February 22, 2017 with nominations being accepted until April 14, 2017. We are seeking eligible nominees for the Board positions of President-Elect/President, Treasurer, Counselor (must be an NYU Meyers faculty member) as well as positions on the Governance Committee (1 position) and Leadership Succession Committee (2 positions). Nominees must be current, active members of Upsilon Chapter of STTI. There are no additional requirements for nomination.

Please send nominations, or any questions related to the nomination and election process, to our Leadership Succession Committee Chair, Bonnie Tong ( The nomination should include:

  • Name and credentials
  • STTI membership number
  • Position or committee for which nomination is sought
  • Personal statement (one paragraph describing your self and what you can bring to the position for which you are seeking nomination)

The election ballot for 2017 will be finalized on April 18, 2017. Members will then be notified to vote electronically from May 3, 2017, with voting closing on May 17, 2017. Candidates will be notified of the results the week of May 22, 2017.

Note: All nominees/candidates must be available to attend the Upsilon Transition meeting, which will take place on June 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (at NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Conference Room 760).