Leadership Succession
One of the most rewarding ways a member can be involved with the chapter is by becoming an officer or member of the Board of Directors.  Having a direct impact on guiding the chapter and interacting with members is a fantastic experience.  Through the chapter's leadership succession plan, officers are elected based on the schedule below.  Newly elected officers then train with a current member of the board and take part in an onboarding process so they are ready to go when their term begins on July 1 of their election year.  Terms are generally two years in length.  Members of the Board and many officers meet once a month by teleconference and once per year at the face to face or virtual annual Board of Directors meeting.


The election ballot is completed using the odd/even year schedule listed here:  
Even Years Treasurer, Counselor, Leadership Succession Committee (3)
Odd Years President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Governance Committee (3)

Board of Directors Job Descriptions


  • Be the executive officer and administrator of all business of the chapter as stated in the Bylaws. 
  • Presides over monthly board meetings
  • Serves as chief representative of the chapter in inter-chapter activities. 
  • Serves as ex-officio member of all committees, except leadership succession committee 
  • Confirms Presidential appointed positions within 60 days of taking office (Committee Chairs)  
  • Finalizes the committee appointments recommended by the Board of Directors for all committees, advisory councils or task forces. 
  • Delegates responsibilities not otherwise handled by the chapter bylaws, to the chapter officers or committees. 
  • Facilitates the Executive Board meeting, preceding the annual membership meeting, for all newly installed officers in order to facilitate the transfer of duties and responsibilities and to review the strategic plan, drafting the agenda for the annual face-to-face board meeting. 
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures related to the position of President. Submit modifications or new policies and procedures to the Board of Directors for approval. 
  • Prepare an annual report to the chapter membership regarding the President’s responsibilities and activities 
  • Serve as delegate to biennium convention
  • Serves on the Committee Chair Committee.


President Elect

  • Succeed into the presidency at the end of a one-year term of office.  
  • Be chair of committees, as needed. 
  • Learn the chapter operations and facilitate the achievement of chapter goals and mission of Sigma. 
  • Manage, track and submit all pieces related to the Chapter Key Award 
  • Attend a Chapter Leadership meeting prior to assuming the role of President. 
  • Explore and identify opportunities for chapter recognition and ensure attainment. 
  • Prepare an annual report to the chapter membership regarding the President-elect’s responsibilities and activities.
  • Serves on the Committee Chair Committee.



  • Be custodian of the funds. 
  • Prepare a quarterly financial report and present a current financial report to the Board of Directors at each meeting. 
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget to the Board of Directors with an appropriate committee advisory council or task force. 
  • Prepare and submit the Annual Chapter Financial Report. 
  • Work with the accountant on the  audit (when conducted). 
  • Obtain and complete necessary tax forms for the Internal Revenue Service. 
  • Oversee the reimbursement process for all officer and member approved expenses. 
  • Oversee and manage the investment plan of the organization with support from the Board of Directors. 
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the finance committee. 
  • Develop and maintain fiscal policies and procedures in collaboration with the appropriate committee. Submit new policies or modifications of existing policies to the Board of Directors for approval. 
  • To be bonded in an amount equal to 75% of the overall chapter worth.



  • Record the minutes for each Board of Directors and business meeting 
  • Submit the minutes to the Executive Director  to be posted on the website no later than one week after the meeting 
  • Communicate the business, projects and activities of the Board of Directors to the membership. 
  • Prepare an annual report to the chapter membership regarding the Secretary’s responsibilities and activities. 
  • Oversees Chapter communications.


Vice President

  • The Vice President shall perform the duties of the president in the president's absence. 
  • The Vice President will oversee Member Engagement efforts and will coordinate volunteer efforts.  The VP will work with member volunteers for placement in chapter activities to encourage membership engagement.  
  • Will serve on the Committee Chair Committee. 


  • Assists the Governance Chair to complete the bylaw amendment process by considering, reviewing, editing and/or correlating such amendments as may be referred to the Governance Committee. 
  • Serves on the Governance Committee.  
  • Serves as the Eligibility Chair and is responsible for the eligibility process.  
  • Works with the Executive Director, College of Nursing and any campus leaders to complete the eligibility process
  • Coordinate activities of inducting eligible students and community members.  
  • Communicates with campuses annually to determine needs and feedback related to the chapter. 

    Leadership Succession Committee
    (Chair is appointed by the President with consensus of Executive Board after Leadership Succession Committee Members are elected).

    • Develops members in organizational leadership roles across the span of their careers. 
    • Orient members to assume positions at all levels of the organization. 
    • Oversee the selection of well-qualified members who can provide the necessary leadership to achieve chapter goals and to meet the needs of members. 
    • Oversee the preparation, distribution and tallying of election ballots. 
    • Notify all candidates (elected and non-elected) of the election results.
    • Three members are elected to the Committee of which one is appointed as Chair of the Committee by the President.  The Chair oversees the Committee and serves as a voting position on the Board of Directors.  
    • If the Leadership Succession Chair/Committee member would like to run for a Board position in an election year in which they are serving, they must resign prior to the election beginning.  

    Governance Committee
    (Chair is appointed by the President with consensus of Executive Board after Governance Committee Members are elected)

    • Works with Counselor on eligibility requirements for membership.
    • Submit the chapter's bylaws to headquarters in accordance with the established policy. 
    • Reviews nurse leader applications for membership and submits decisions to accept or deny membership.  

    Immediate Past President (Non-Voting Member)

    • Serve on the Finance Committee and the Committee Chair Committee.
    • The Immediate Past President will work on the Education Committee and is responsible for the Service Activities and their management.  
    • The Immediate Past President will serve as the mentor to a Service Mentee and assist Mentee with learning the service aspect of the chapter.  
    • Work with campuses to facilitate local service activity events