Every two years, Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority and the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation conduct leadership elections. All sisters of Phi Sigma Rho can be a part of this process by nominating herself or a fellow sister to be considered for election to the Sorority’s National Board or the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Nominations for the 2021-2023 National Board and Foundation Board of Directors are now open.
2/21/2021 – All nominations are due
2/28/2021 – Deadline to accept/decline nominations
4/15/2021 – Preliminary slate will be announced
5/15/2021 – Deadline for anyone running against the slate to apply
Additionally all nomination forms and submission material links can soon be found on the Board Nominations tile on the Phi Rho Portal.
Questions and concerns should be directed to Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Positions Available
Sorority National Board
The President presides over all National Board meetings and meetings of the Voting Membership National Convention, directs and oversees the work of the National Board, and manages the Sorority’s staff. The President is the official national leader and spokesperson of the Sorority and has the power to appoint committees, call special meetings, and designate a spokesperson in her absence. The President's vote is required at all National Board meetings. The President represents the Sorority on the Visionary Council and either the President or her designated representative shall serve as an ex-officio member on the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Board of Directors. Qualifications include previous service on the National Board, executive level management experience, experience with handling conflict, HR experience, and strong leadership qualities.
VP of Standards
The Vice President of Standards is responsible for overseeing the Judicial Board, formulating and promoting the National Board’s interpretation of the Sorority’s Governing Documents, and ensuring that all Sorority values and precedents are upheld. The Vice President of Standards receives all proposals on behalf of the National Board for consideration at National Board meetings and meetings of the Voting Membership, submits proposals on behalf of the National Board and oversees the adoption of approved proposals. The Vice President of Standards oversees risk management issues. If the President is unable to serve, the Vice President of Standards shall assume the position of President until an appointment is made. Qualifications include strong attention to detail, previous standards board experience, high level of organization, and a working knowledge of the sorority’s governing documents.
VP of Communication
The Vice President of Communication manages and directs the Sorority’s staff in the retention and management of all sorority records and membership data. The Vice President of Communication, in conjunction with Sorority staff, records and distributes the minutes of National Board meetings and any meeting of the Voting Membership. The Vice President of Communication conducts all correspondence and oversees all communications including the creation and updating of Sorority publications and publicity materials including the Sorority newsletter, website and social media, and the news-release packages. If both the President and Vice President of Standards are unable to serve, the Vice President of Communication shall assume the position of President until an appointment is made. Qualifications include previous IT experience and/or marketing experience, an understanding of how to use social media, previous service on the National Board, executive level management experience, experience with handling conflict, HR experience, and strong leadership qualities.
VP of Alumnae Engagement
The Vice President of Alumnae Engagement is the primary liaison between alumnae members, alumnae associations, alumnae organizations, and the National Board. The Vice President of Alumnae Engagement actively works to increase alumnae engagement with the Sorority through alumnae programming, volunteer opportunities, professional development, and fostering the relationship between alumnae and active and alumnae members. Qualifications include being a self-starter who is eager to increase alumnae involvement and a highly creative person with an entrepreneurial spirit.
VP of Collegiate Affairs
The Vice President of Collegiate Affairs is the primary liaison for active chapters, chapter advisors, and chapter housing organizations to the National Board. The Vice President of Collegiate Affairs oversees all Regional Field Directors and, together with these directors and Sorority staff, the Vice President of Collegiate Affairs is responsible for maintaining communication between the chapters and the National Board, providing the chapters with operational support, and ensuring the health and continued success of each chapter. It is the duty of the Vice President of Collegiate Affairs to maintain status reports on each chapter and its membership. The Vice President of Collegiate Affairs is responsible for overseeing chapter visits by Sorority staff, members of the National Board, national representatives, and senior volunteers. Qualifications include previous experience as a chapter advisor, regional field director, or colony educator, strong interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills, and organizational skills, and previous management experience a plus.
VP of Expansion
It is the duty of the Vice President of Expansion to coordinate and implement expansion efforts. The Vice President of Expansion may also be the primary representative of Phi Sigma Rho to a national governing body. Qualifications include being a well-spoken individual with a background in sales or an ability to sell the sorority to universities and/or young women at potential expansion schools.
VP of Programming
The Vice President of Programming coordinates the implementation of the Sorority’s philanthropic and community programs and the educational and leadership training for collegiate and alumnae members. The Vice President of Programming is responsible for overseeing programs and training for philanthropy, scholarship, and other personal and professional development programs. Qualifications include being a creative individual and self-starter who is eager to put in the effort to create new programming and social activities.
VP of Membership
The Vice President of Membership oversees the creation, distribution, and maintenance of all resources provided by the Sorority to the Sorority’s membership. These resources include, at a minimum: recruitment support and programming; membership and colony education programming, training, and support; historical archives; and ritual programming, resources and content development. The Vice President of Membership is aided in her efforts by Sorority staff, the Recruitment Director, the Membership Education Director, and the Historian. Qualifications include having strong management skills, a strong ability to multi-task and delegate, a highly organized individual. This is a management role.
Foundation Board of Directors
VP of Donor Relations
The Vice President of Donor Relations is responsible for all fundraising campaign activity and donor development of the Foundation. This includes the campaign planning and execution, maintaining collegiate donor programs, developing donor relationships, managing donor appreciation programs and events, and reviewing and accepting the gift acceptance requests, and executing those requests as agreed upon between the donor and the Board of Directors. The VP of Donor Relations manages the Development committee, Donor Acknowledgement Chairs, and Collegiate Programs Chair. Key skills & qualifications include fundraising or sales experience, highly personable, strong social skills, highly organized, detail oriented, highly self-motivated.
VP of Publicity
The Vice President of Publicity conducts all correspondence and oversees all communications including the creation and updating of Foundation publications and publicity materials including the annual report, Foundation publication, campaign letters, website and social media, and the news-release packages. She oversees a team of volunteers including the Webmaster and the Publicity committee. Key skills & qualifications include marketing or communications experience, project management, strong use social media and web design, management, creative, detail oriented, strong communication skills, leadership, highly motivated.
About the Nominating Committee
Per the Constitution, Bylaws and Policies, the Nominating Committee Chair is the National Board Advisor and she directs the work of the committee. A member of the Foundation Board of Directors will also serve on the committee by virtue of her position. Additional alumnae members are elected through an application process. Two are alumnae members who have exhibited an interest in serving the best interests of Phi Rho by demonstrating leadership and who have experience in service to Phi Rho. Two are "skill set" members who have previous nominating experience and/or hiring and interviewing experience in a business setting.
More information on the appointment and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee and details on the nominations process can be found in this document.
Current Committee Members
Michigan - Eta
As the National Board Advisor, Allison chairs the committee. She previously served the Sorority as National President, VP of Finance and VP of Publications and Nominating Committee Chair. Allison also served on the Foundation Board of Directors. She is a Vehicle Safety Architect at General Motors.
Penn State - Lambda
Nikki (Yovanof) Little
Nikki has served the Sorority in many leadership roles including National President, VP of Programming, National Council Advisor and Nominating Committee Chair. She also served the Foundation as Director/Ex-Officio. Nikki is an Engineering Sr. Manager at Boeing.
Wright State - Alpha Zeta
As the Foundation's Secretary, Lexi represents the Foundation Board of Directors on this committee. She has served on the Board since 2016 as Secretary and Treasurer and has represented the Foundation on the committee since 2017. Lexi is an Engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Oregon State - Sigma
Marissa served as the Sigma chapter’s President. She also served as an Ambassador to Oregon State’s College of Engineering. Marissa will graduate in June with a BS in Bioengineering from Oregon State University.