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Empowered to act as executive body of entire COSA membership in cases needing urgent action.
Will consider and refer to the appropriate committee any issue that affects the general welfare of the staff.
Will receive and prepare agenda items for COSA
Executive Committee – Prepare Agenda
Items received from President of university
Items received from COSA committees unless Exec. majority vote refers item (s) back to the committee
Items received from staff representatives
Items received from any other person or group
Executive Committee Job Descriptions
The Chair conducts all COSA meetings, confers with the President of the University, and serves as the Chair of the membership committee. The Chair serves one term after his/her term as Chair-elect, followed by a one-year term as Past Chair on the executive committee. For more information please click here.
The Chair-Elect assists the Chair, performs duties in his/her absence and serves as the chair of the Welfare Committee. The Welfare Committee Chair is in charge of overseeing the Retirement Walkway and Employee Recognition Committee, COSA on the Move, and the Staff Development Subcommittee. For more information on the duties and responsibilities of the Chair-Elect, please click here.
The Secretary's primary duties consist of taking minutes, maintaining records, and distributing information to the COSA membership. This also includes collecting, opening, acknowledging, forwarding, logging, and processing all COSA mail and other communications as assigned. A Secretary may be elected or appointed at the discretion of the the COSA membership. For more details on the knowledge needed and other responsibilities of the Secretary, please click here.
The Treasurer may be elected or appointed and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. They disburse funds, prepare annual financial reports and budgets, and all other financial affairs of COSA. The Treasurer may also verify funds and sign completed service request forms from the Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary before submission to printing, warehouse, central supplies, and other entities. For more information, please click here.
The Parliamentarian must have knowledge and the skill of implementing Robert's Rules of Order to ensure that meetings are conducted to Robert's Rules of Order. They ensure the adherence to the COSA Bylaws as well as oversee maintenance to the COSA Bylaws in accordance with Article VIII of the COSA Bylaws. For more information, please click here.
The Public Relations (PR) Officer is responsible for all publicity of COSA events. They serve as liaison with Valdosta State University Public Relations Office, campus newspaper, local radio stations, and other media as necessary. They prepare quarterly COSA newsletters for distribution to all VSU employees, and they must attend all COSA meetings, related conferences, and serve as a non-voting member of the COSA Executive Committee. The PR Officer shall be nominated by COSA members and appointed by the Executive Committee. For more information, please click here.