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: Susan Battles, Concordia University – St. Paul
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.
Membership Committee Chair: Sarah Jegela, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Manages the business and affairs of the association. Also known and the Board of Directors.
Past-President: Heather Soleim, Minnesota State University Moorhead
President: Amber Cellotti, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
President-Elect: Sharlene Allen, Minnesota State
Secretary: Kate Lewis, Concordia University – St. Paul
Treasurer: Erik Sparby, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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: Rick Pospichal, Winona 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: Sara Sullivan, University of Iowa
Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Samantha Schneekloth, Mount Mercy 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.
Communications & Technology 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.
Communication and Technology 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 Co-Chair: Jessica Alberhasky, University of Iowa
Corporate Liaison Co-Chair: Elissa Thoman, University of Iowa