The auditing committee meets once a year at the annual meeting to audit the association’s accounts, recommends accounting procedures, and reports back to the membership.
Audit Committee Chair: Jody Ragan, Simpson College
The historian/ archivist is responsible for maintaining historical information of the organization.
Historian: Erik Sparby, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
The membership committee solicits new members to the organization, catalogs institutional and individual membership information, publishes the new member brochure, and plans a welcome session at the annual meeting.
Manages the business and affairs of the association. Also known and the Board of Directors.
Past-President: Sharlene Allen, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
President: Chance McWorthy, Mount Mercy University
President-Elect: Sara Sullivan , University of Iowa
Secretary: Samantha Schneekloth, Mount Mercy University
Treasurer: Erik Sparby, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Treasurer-Elect: Jessica Alberhasky, University of Iowa
The nominations committee selects and presents to the membership, nominees from the active membership for elective officers.
The program committee develops the program for the annual meeting by soliciting ideas and securing presenters.
Program Committee Chair: Caroline Jens, University of Iowa and Shawna Saad, Iowa State
Site Selection Committee
The UMACRAO site selection committee solicits information about and evaluates sites for the annual meeting.
Site Selection Committee Chair: Julie Fell, University of Iowa
Local Arrangements Committee
The local arrangements committee serves as the host for the annual meeting and provides for all physical arrangements of the meeting.
Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Michele Jenson, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Heather Hoyt, Mayville State University
Special Recognition Committee
The special recognition committee makes nominations to the Executive Committee for the election of Honorary Life Member and Exemplary Service Awards.
Technology & Communications Committee
The technology committee maintains and manages the UMACRAO listserv and website. Develops and uses technology to facilitate UMACRAO operations and member communication including a quarterly newsletter and a special post-annual meeting newsletter.
Technology and Communications Chair: Elissa Thoman, University of Iowa
Corporate Relations Committee
Working closely with the LAC and Program Committees, the vendor committee solicits vendors to participate in, present at, and host functions for the annual meeting.
Corporate Liaison Chair: Sara Morelli, University of Iowa
The philanthropy committee promotes UMACRAO’s philanthropic mission. In conjunction with the local arrangements committee, the philanthropy committee coordinates and executes the fundraiser that occurs at the annual conference.
Philanthropy Chair: Caroline Jens, University of Iowa