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Board Positions and Terms of Office

KAPA’s board consists of 12 directors with the following positions and term lengths:

  • President – one-year term
  • President‐elect – one-year term
  • Vice President – two-year term, expiring in odd numbered years
  • Secretary – two-year term, expiring in odd numbered years
  • Treasurer – two-year term, expiring in even numbered years
  • Immediate Past President – one-year term
  • Eastern Region Director – one-year term
  • Central Region Director – one-year term
  • Western Region Director – one-year term
  • Chief Delegate to AAPA HOD – two-year term, expiring in odd numbered years
  • Student Representative – one-year term
  • Director at Large – two-year term, expiring in even numbered years

The following is a description of the positions of each board member as outlined in the KAPA bylaws. Additional duties not described in the bylaws, have been expanded for reference.

President shall be the principal executive officer of the Corporation and shall in general supervise and administer the business and affairs of the Corporation. He or she shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time. The president will appoint committee chairs, participate in the Government Affairs Committee and AAPA round table calls. He or she will also provide oversight of the Corporation’s strategic plan. The president should be listed on the signature card on the main checking account at the bank. He/she should co‐sign all checks that require a second signature as well as be able to sign all checks in the absence of the treasurer.

President‐elect shall in the absence of the President and Vice‐President or in the event of their inability to perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all of the powers and be subject to all of the restrictions upon the President.  The president elect will participate in AAPA round table calls, attend the annual AAPA Advocacy and Leadership Summit and participate as a member of the Government Affairs Committee. Any President‐Elect shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board. This position is a three-year commitment, one year as President-elect, transitioning to President and then Immediate Past President. For election consideration, it is preferred the President-elect shall be an ex‐official committee chair or board member.

Vice President, shall in the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability to perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers and be subject to all of the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall perform all duties incident to the office of Vice President and oversee communications and public relations for the association, including PA week. For election consideration, it is preferred the Vice President shall be an ex‐official committee chair or board member.

Secretary shall ensure the minutes of all meetings of the association will be taken and reported and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board.

Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board, in conjunction with the administrator, develop an annual budget and propose to the Board of Directors for approval. The treasurer will also monitor and report membership trends to the board and oversee membership recruitment campaigns and drives.

Immediate Past President shall be an agent of the president and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President. The Past President shall also participate on the Government Affairs Committee and the Leadership, Mentoring and Public Education Committee.

Eastern, Central, and Western Region Directors shall serve as liaisons between the Corporation and the Corporation’s designated regions and their constituent members. As such, the Regional Directors shall encourage regional participation and involvement in the Corporation’s regularly scheduled regional dinner meetings. District Directors will coordinate regional dinner meetings or local networking events with the Regional Directors approval. The President may appoint a District Director for each region with the approval of the Board. The District Director will not have a vote on the Board and shall report to the Regional Director in that designated area.

Chief Delegate to AAPA HOD shall, along with the President, be responsible for all affairs of the Corporation which involve the Corporation’s interaction with the AAPA, and will bring before the Board of Directors all pertinent information for discussion. The Chief Delegate shall be responsible for submitting to the Board of Directors all resolutions from the Corporation to the AAPA House of Delegates for Board approval.

Student Representative Three student representatives shall be elected by the physician assistant students from each physician assistant program in Kentucky. These student representatives shall then elect a representative who will be the student representative on the Board and shall have voting rights during Board and membership meetings of the Academy. This student representative shall serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and all Student Members of the Corporation and shall encourage student participation and involvement on the Corporation’s committees and projects.

Director-at-Large shall act as parliamentarian for the organization. The Director at Large shall perform all duties as directed by the President and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board. For election consideration, it is preferred the Director-at-Large shall be an ex‐official committee chair or board member. He or she shall report to the Board any updates on new CME events. The Director-at-Large shall be responsible with the President for annual performance review of the contracted management company and lobbyist. He or she will also notify the Board of contract expiration dates for the contracted management company and lobbyist.