SCCPA Nominations and Elections for 2022
Join SCCPA Leadership in 2022! You can be actively involved in the current and future direction of our organization and student affairs across the state of SC. If you enjoy bringing student affairs professionals together to gain knowledge and grow professionally from each other, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Nominations for 2022 elected board positions are closed. Please contact us if you have interest in serving on the board in the future.
*Elections will take place during early December. All SCCPA members will receive a ballot and instructions via email.
Elected Positions & Candidates for 2022
President-Elect (3-year commitment, 2022-2024)
The President-Elect is an elected position within the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) board and currently serves as part of the Presidential Trio. The main goal for this position is to provide support and oversight to SCCPA’s professional development initiatives and support the President and Past-President in advancing their organizational goals. This position begins a three-year President cycle: Year 1 (2022) – President Elect; Year 2 (2023) – President; Year 3 (2024) – Past President.
Director of Administrative Operations (2-year commitment, 2022-2023)
The Director of Administrative Operations is an elected position within the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) board and currently reports to the President of the organization. The main goal for this position is to maintain the documents and financial records of the current activities of SCCPA and its Executive Board as well as serve as a liaison with the ACPA International Office to facilitate the payment and reimbursement processes and maintain the SCCPA annual budget.
Julia serves as the Academic Advisor and Student Services Coordinator for the Department of Languages at Clemson University. Before this role, Julia served Clemson University as the Transfer Credit Coordinator/Admissions Counselor for Undergraduate Admissions, and the Housing Summer Programs Staffing Manager for University Housing & Dining. Julia graduated with her Masters in Education in Counseling Education Student Affairs in May 2020, and has had the pleasure of serving as the Interim Director of Administrative Operations for SCCPA since January 2021.
Director of Equity and Inclusion (2-year commitment, 2022-2023)
The Director of Equity and Inclusion is an elected position within the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) board and reports to the President of the organization. The main goal for this position is to serve as a guide for SCCPA and its Executive Board on issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the organization. This role leads DEI programs and initiatives, including the annual Equity and Inclusion Institute, and develops strategic partnerships with constituents across the state in order to diversify SCCPA’s membership by engaging with historically minoritized groups at South Carolina colleges and universities.
Raised in Columbia SC, Briahnna is a two-time graduate of the University of South Carolina and currently works there full-time as an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Research. She has been a member of SCCPA for two years, and currently services as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair. With a background in career services, much of Briahnna’s passion focuses on preparing students in making the transition from university into professional schooling or the workforce. Increasing access and opportunity for students from marginalized populations is something she cares about deeply. In her free time, Briahnna enjoys spending time with family, exercising, and watching a lot of television. She hopes that if selected for the role of Director of Equity and Inclusion, she will have the opportunity to continue growing SCCPA’s outreach and initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. SCCPA has become a pivotal part of her experience since she joined as a graduate student, and she hopes to best serve the organization and its members with thoughtful, relevant, and inclusive programming.
Available Appointed Positions
SCCPA has various appointed positions that are also available. Selectees must be members of SCCPA or have the intent to join SCCPA immediately if appointed. Candidates for appointed positions will be contacted by the SCCPA President or designee to discuss and interview for the position. To nominate yourself or others for an available appointed position, contact Tim Jared, SCCPA Past-President, [email protected]
2022 Spring Drive-In Conference Chair
With strong support from the leadership team, the fall conference chair will lead a planning committee and coordinate all aspects of the spring 2022 drive-in conference. The chair will be responsible for coordinating and documenting all logistics of the conference and will report to the SCCPA board regularly throughout the planning process. The successful candidate should begin duties immediately after acceptance and remain until all post conference details are completed. It is preferred, but not required, that this individual has attended or served on a committee for a previous SCCPA conference or event.
2022 Fall Drive-In Conference Chair
With strong support from the leadership team, the fall conference chair will lead a planning committee and coordinate all aspects of the fall 2022 conference. The chair will be responsible for coordinating and documenting all logistics of the conference and will report to the SCCPA board regularly throughout the planning process. The successful candidate should begin duties immediately after acceptance and remain until all post conference details are completed. It is preferred, but not required, that this individual has attended or served on a committee for a previous SCCPA conference or event.
Elected Position Candidates
Each elected officer shall be a current member in good standing of SCCPA in order to run for office. Nominees for President-Elect must have held an elected or appointed position on the SCCPA executive board within three years of being nominated, or held an elected or appointed position for ACPA, or held an elected position within a recognized student affairs organization.