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​Description of Officer Positions


All students hoping to take up officer positions should be Cereals & Grains Association members and should not be graduating in that academic year. Additionally, Chair and Vice Chair positions are reserved for at least one-time attendees and previous holders of any officer position in Cereals & Grains Association. Officer elections will be conducted during the last committee meeting prior to the annual meeting.

All active Cereals & Grains Student members are automatically enrolled in the Cereals & Grains Student Association.

Officer Positions and Responsibilities

Committee Chair - (One year Term)

Maintain the focus and direction of the association, officially represent the organization, help organize meetings, write meeting agendas, make meeting agendas available to the committee prior to meetings, and attend all meetings and activities. Coordinate the efforts of other officers and lead general meetings. The committee Chair will advance as the immediate Past Chair for one year in order to support the committee chair.

Immediate Past Chair - (One year term)

Support committee chairs in their responsibilities.

Vice Chair - (One year Term)

Assist the chair in the administration of their duties, and officially represent the organization in the absence of the chair. Vice Chair will advance to the position of Committee Chair after the term concludes.

Treasurer - (One year Term)

Responsible for collaborating with Cereals and Grains Association staff on all financial activities, including record keeping, account management, and communication of all financial matters with other officers.

Responsible for organizing, planning, and coordinating all fundraising events (i.e., silent auction), with staff support. This officer will work very closely with the Product Development Competition Chair to keep a record of all fundraising activities.

Secretary - (One year Term)

Help arrange Student Association Meetings with the Chair throughout the year. Take meeting notes and minutes and distribute minutes and notes to the committee during the year. Assist with planning and carrying out student social/dinner during Cereals & Grains Annual Meeting.

Product Development Competition Chair - (One year Term)

Responsible for organizing and coordinating the Product Development Competition. Responsible for seeking sponsorship to fund competitions and awards. Communicate with competitors and judges regarding competition criteria, logistics, and award distribution information. Plan event logistics PDC Chair will serve as the immediate past chair to guide the new chair.

Product Development Immediate Past Chair - (One year Term)

Assist new chair with responsibilities and provide guidance by relaying procedural and historical committee knowledge to ensure supported officer transitions.

Product Development Competition Vice Chair - (One year Term)

Assist the PDC chair in his/her roles and responsibilities. Vice Chair will serve as PDC chair following the term as Vice Chair.

Online Communicator - (One year Term- eligible for re-election)

Responsible for dissemination of announcements related to any organizational activity, and record-keeping during all meetings and activities on Student Association social media pages. Also keeps records and updates from our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Cereals & Grains​ Board Student Representative - (One year Term- eligible for re-election)

Responsible for attending all Cereals & Grains Board of Director meetings. This officer is also responsible for informing the organization of all pertinent information and proceedings from the Cereals & Grains​ Board meetings.

Student Association Area/University Reps. - (One-year Term- eligible for re-election so long as the member is enrolled or employed at the representative institution)

Officially represent Cereals & Grains Association on their campus or area. This officer is also responsible for the dissemination of announcements related to any organizational activity to their campus/area, and for creating an awareness/presence of Cereals & Grains Association​ there.

All Members

All members are asked to attend and participate in Student Association Meetings throughout the year and encourage participation in the Cereals & Grains Annual Meeting (attend the meeting, if possible).

All leadership positions are responsible for regularly checking the student division Gmail account and maintaining communication with the Student Association, Cereals & Grains​, and headquarters staff throughout the duration of their term.