TASP Elections – Call for Nominations

The TASP Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations for our 2020 elections cycle. Details for the following TASP Executive Board positions can be found below. Please consider developing your applications/nominations as soon as possible as the deadline to submit nominations and complete materials is Sunday, August 23, 2020. You may nominate yourself or anyone you think is qualified. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please email your nomination and statement to Art Hernandez, Past President and chair of the Nominations Committee at [email protected] If you have any questions about the responsibilities of any of these positions you may also contact any of the current TASP Board members for further information.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief statement to accompany the ballots.The statement should include:

  • Description of past employment
  • Related experience
  • Training and education
  • Perceived qualifications for the position (e.g., prior organizational leadership, or special abilities).
  • Goals for office
Statement lengths should be limited with the candidates being advised that their statements be subject to editing when longer than the word limits specified below:
  • President-Elect                                        400 words
  • Area Representatives                             250 words
  • Graduate Student Representative        250 words


The following is a list of the positions open for nomination and the duties as set forth in the TASP bylaws:


The President-Elect holds a 3-year commitment and shall:
1. Serve as an officer and member of the Board.
2. Serve as chairperson of the Board in the absence of the President.
3. Consult regularly with the President regarding Association activities to insure continuity and smooth transitions between terms of office.
4. Succeed the President according to the Constitution.
5. Assist the President, as assigned, in working with committees and implementing Association activities.
6. Serve on the Convention Planning Committee.
(Note: The President-elect is primarily responsible for selecting speakers for the TASP Fall Convention)



The Treasurer-Elect holds a 2-year commitment and shall:
1. Serve as an officer and member of the Board.
2. Assist the Treasurer in maintaining records of financial transactions and financial status of the Association.
3. Assist the Treasurer in preparing and submitting copies of financial reports to the Board at meetings.
4. Assist the Treasurer in providing written financial summary reports and budget information to the Association general membership on at least an annual basis.
5. Assist the Treasurer by taking assigned responsibility for signing all vouchers for payments made by the Association.
6. Assist the Treasurer in maintaining a tax exempt account number for the Association and supervise the use of this.
7. Assist the Treasurer in collecting and accounting for all monies accrued by the Association.
8. Assist the Treasurer in recommending financial policies and procedures, and propose changes in the financial matters of the Association as needed.
9. Serve as a member of the Financial Advisory Committee.


Area I (ESC 7- Kilgore // ESC 8- Mount Pleasant // ESC 10- Richardson // ESC 11- Fort Worth)

Area III (ESC 4- Houston // ESC 5- Beaumont)

Area V (ESC 15- San Angelo, ESC 20- San Antonio)

**NEW** Area VII (ESC 1- Edinburg, ESC 2- Corpus Christi, ESC 3- Victoria) 

Area Representatives hold a 2-year commitment and shall:

1. Serve as members of the Board.
2. Make recommendations to the Board in matters concerning the professional needs and opinions of the members in his or her geographical region of the state.
3. Provide information regarding the activities of the Association to members and other interested professionals within the region.
4. Assist the President as assigned in working with committees and implementing, Association activities.

Graduate Student Representative

The graduate student representative holds a 1-Year Commitment and shall:

1. Be a student member as defined in the constitution.
2. Make recommendations to the Board in matters concerning student needs and opinions of the student members.