The Glass Art Society Board Student Representative is a vital position on our Board and we encourage all eligible full-time student members in a degree seeking glass program to apply. Learn about the current Board of Directors.
2013 Call for Self-Nominations - GAS Board Student Representative
Applications Due February 28, 2013. subject to change
For students to nominate themselves:
1. Ensure your Eligibility - Applicants must be a current full-time student in a college-level degree granting program that is focused in, but not restricted to, the field of glass and be a current GAS student member.
3. Write a letter of intention explaining what you think you can offer to the Glass Art Society and how you think you could best serve the GAS student membership.
4. Obtain two letters of recommendation.
5. Email the application materials to Patty Cokus, Executive Assistant at .
Recommendation letters may also be Mailed to the Glass Art Society office by February 28, 2013.
Student Rep. Nominations Glass Art Society 6512 23rd Ave NW, Suite 329 Seattle, WA 98117 USA
GAS Board Student Representative Requirements for Nomination and Job Description/Duties
Any nominee for the position of GAS Board Student Representative must be a student member who is matriculated in a college-level degree-granting program that is focused in, but not restricted to, the field of glass and a current GAS student member. (Note: The student must be enrolled in a college program during their tenure on the Board.) It is recommended that the student has had a beginning relationship with GAS as his/her school's student liaison to the organization. Also recommended is that the student represent a different school than that of the previous year's student representative (currently University of Wisconsin Stevens Pt).
The post requires a minimum one-year commitment and a strong sense of responsibility for the duties the elected student is assigned. (The student may run for reelection for a potential maximum term of 3 years.) Position runs from June 2013 – June 2014. During the year, the student is expected to attend the Conference planning meeting and the Annual Conference (along with the other Board members), in addition to participating in the regular conference calls (in general monthly) and the Board e-group dialogue. Travel to the Conference planning meeting is paid for by GAS, however the student is responsible for their own travel and accommodation at the conference. *UPDATE: 2013 BOSTON CONFERENCE IS CANCELED
Basically, the student representative functions as the primary intermediary (and liaison) between that part of the GAS membership that is comprised of students and the general membership (as represented by the standing board). Once on the Board, the student is placed on the Board's Education Committee and works closely with the committee's chairperson. When possible, the incoming student representative will be mentored by the outgoing student member. The new student member is strongly encouraged to further develop his/her role on the Board as the position strives to identify and satisfy general student needs.
While on the Board, the student representative is assigned various duties (some of which are performed in tandem with other Education Committee members). Many of the responsibilities are in preparation for the annual conference:
1. The solicitation of one student liaison from each GAS member school. The student rep. funnels all information about the conference, etc., through the liaison to interested students at each school. (This will require one letter of introduction to be written at the beginning of the school year, with a follow-up letter later.)
2. Updating and utilizing the GAS Facebook webpage - post information and communicate with the student liaisons and students in general about news, opportunities and questions of specific interest to students.