Officers

Duties & Powers of the Executive Board

President

· Oversees all activities of the organization.
· Inform all Board members of the happenings of the organization and their responsibilities.
· Plans and schedules dental school trips and admissions board visits to UCF.
· Primary individual representing PDSA to professors, UCF personnel, and outside organizations.
· Coordinates meetings and workshops to ensure smooth operation of the organization.
· Obtains appropriate facilities for organization activities.
· Prepares and files any report required.
· Represents organization at official functions.
· Maintains contact with national organization (ASDA).
· Maintains contact with organization advisor.
· Maintains contact with organization alumni.
· Remains fair and impartial during organization decision making processes.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.

Vice President

· Assist the President and preside at Association meetings in the absence or incapacity of the President.
· Main contact for assisting members to find shadowing opportunities with local dentists through the PDSA shadowing program.
· Responsible for contacting speakers for the general club meetings.
· Informs members on the dental school application process by hosting workshops.
· Represents organization at official functions.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.

Treasurer

· Act as official administrator of the funds and accounts of the Association.
· Required to keep all bookkeeping for PDSA finances.
· Responsible for coming up with fundraising projects for the organization.
· Orders all member t-shirts and executive board polos.
· Keeps track of all fund request forms to ensure a President signature for approval.
· Pays organization bills.
· Collects organization dues and keeps an accurate list of paid members.
· Plans and organizes the PDSA end of year banquet.
· Prepares all budget requests for funds.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.

Secretary

· Keep track of members who have achieved active honorary membership.
· Plan social activities and events throughout the year.
· Responsible for PDSA email communication, unless specifically directed to another Board member.
· Creates and distributes agendas for each meeting of the organization.
· Prepares organization’s calendar of events.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.

Sergeant at Arms

· Organize volunteering events for the Association; both on-and off-campus.
· Primary contact for networking with outside volunteering organizations.
· Primary individual responsible for all volunteering events making sure they run smoothly and members are in proper attire.
· Responsible for preparing and engaging members in volunteering activities.
· Keep records of members who have volunteered at specific events throughout the year.
· Organizes workshops in order to educate members on proper etiquette when volunteering with patients.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.

Media Relations

· Responsible for recruitment and public affairs.
· Primary contact for designing and ordering of promotional items.
· Presents and requests funds for promotional items to the UCF Student Government Association.
· Develop advertising strategies through designing newsletters, flyers, graphic designs, and creating a positive image for PDSA.
· In charge of setting up tabling events in order to help promote our organization.
· Maintaining, updating, and operating the PDSA website, Instagram, and Facebook page.
· Keeps a record of the club’s accomplishments and activities for the year through pictures/videos.
· Creates an end of the year video to be presented at the annual banquet.
· Oversees all committees and their respective directors.


Meet Our Current Officers! Click on the link: http://pdsa-ucf.com/currentofficers/

Electoral Process

How is the Executive Board elected?

Officers are elected through an electoral process at the end of each spring semester. Voting privileges are given to active members holding a minimum of 15 Honorary Points.

PDSA Candidate Requirements:

President: Must have held a position as officer (in any other position) in the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

Vice President: Must have been an honorary member the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

Secretary: Must have been an honorary member the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

Treasurer: Must have been an honorary member the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

Sergeant At Arms: Must have been an honorary member the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

Media Relations: Must have been an honorary member the previous year and meet UCF’s requirements for being an RSO officer.

*Exceptions can be made in certain occasions at the discretion of the current year officers based on how active a member has been in the club.

Note: Being a director or being a committee leader is not a requirement in order to run for an executive board position.

UCF’s Requirements for Being an RSO Officer:

Enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours in the fall and spring semesters.

Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Good academic and disciplinary standing.

Free of financial and disciplinary holds.

Voter Requirements:

Must have a minimum 25 points.

Must be present on election day.