Purpose: Under the direction of the Board, the Conference Committee plans, implements, and evaluates the ASPIRE Annual Conference. The Conference Committee Chair will oversee the conference and utilize subcommittees to organize and carry out the Annual Conference. Subcommittees will be co-chaired by one ASPIRE board member and a representative of the host state. Representatives from the host state will be submitted to the ASPIRE board at the board meeting immediately following the annual conference, and one year prior to the host states conference. One board member will be assigned as co-chair to each committee at that same meeting. Subcommittee co-chairs will report regularly to the Conference Committee Chair and coordinate with each other.
Subcommittees may include, but are not limited to, the following: Agenda, Logistics, Registration
Charges: Develop a marketing plan for the 2018 annual conference.
2018 Co-Chairs: Peter Donaldson and Alysa Arrowtop
Registration/Agenda: Dennis Stangl
ASPIRE Board & Others: Jami Bayles Representatives from each state
Purpose: The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the recipients and purchases of all ASPIRE Awards including Membership, Retirees, Friend of ASPIRE, Rising Star, Art Quinn Memorial, Champion of TRIO, and any other awards identified in the Operating Guidelines
Charges: Establish timeline for awards process for 2018 ASPIRE Conference
Nominations and Elections:
Committee Members: Ben Hamman, Cara Davis
Purpose: The Elections Committee educates ASPIRE members on the duties, responsibilities, benefits, and importance of ASPIRE offices; encourages and secures nominations for the offices of ASPIRE; and supervises the election process during the Annual Conference.
Charges: Investigate ways to encourage and expand the pool of candidates and alternatives for conducting ASPIRE elections. Conduct ASPIRE 2018 annual elections in accordance with current by-laws.
Purpose: The Corporate Development Committee is responsible for advancing the mission of ASPIRE through fundraising and professional development opportunities and partnerships with corporations, foundations, and businesses. It also enhances Annual Conference revenue by making partnerships with and soliciting sponsorships from corporations, foundations and businesses for the banquet, awards, and conference materials; annually updates development incentive packages, as part of the corporate development strategy, and present to the board for approval at the winter board meeting, and the chair serves as member of annual conference Corporate Development subcommittee.
Charges: Identify corporations, foundations, and individuals interested in supporting college access and success and cultivate partnership. Develop fundraising materials highlighting the impact of ASPIRE programs bases on data received from each state Investigate possible fundraiser to for 2018 ASPIRE conference.