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Ask not what your SHPE familia can do for you - ask what you can do for your SHPE familia! Join the leadership team and make an impact at the highest levels of the organization. Your resume will thank you too!

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Seize the moment.

If you want to be in a position that cultivates leadership skills, encourages ownership, and presents invaluable networking opportunities, now is your chance to take a leadership role at SHPE.

Every spring, SHPE holds a nationwide election to determine the new, volunteer members of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) and the regional leadership. The NBOD creates the vision and manages the organization while the regional leadership guides the chapters. Do not hesitate to become a candidate in this year’s elections!

2022 Election Results

NATIONAL BOARD WINNERS

STEM Professional Designated Director
Natalie Davila-Rendon

STEM Undergraduate Designated Director
Matteo Sanchez-Dahl Gonzalez | Juliette Jimenez

STEM Graduate Designated Director
Adrian Davila

REGION 1 WINNERS

Regional Graduate Representative
Isabella Loureiro Muller Costa

Regional Student Representative
VACANT

REGION 2 WINNERS

Regional Vice President
VACANT

Regional Graduate Representative
VACANT

Regional Student Representative
Valerie Hernandez Echegaray

REGION 3 WINNERS

Regional Graduate Representative
VACANT

Regional Student Representative
VACANT

REGION 4 WINNERS

Regional Vice President
Anthony Jara

Regional Graduate Representative
Jose Zamora Orellana

Regional Student Representative
VACANT

REGION 5 WINNERS

Regional Graduate Representative
VACANT

Regional Student Representative
Andrea Rivera

REGION 6 WINNERS

Regional Vice President
VACANT

Regional Graduate Representative
Jaqueline O. Rojas Robles

Regional Student Representative
Leah Flores-Cabrera

REGION 7 WINNERS

Regional Graduate Representative
VACANT

Regional Student Representative
Mariana Avila

Congratulations to all of the winners! Your term begins on July 1, 2022.

For positions marked as VACANT, individuals are being identified to fill those positions and an update will be provided to members once they're confirmed.

Opportunities

Professional Positions

The NBOD has three professional positions that are filled via election. Professional positions are staggered in the following pattern, to preserve continuity.

In odd-numbered years (2021, 2023, etc.), the following positions open for office:

  • Two National Board Of Directors members
  • Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7

In even-numbered years (2020, 2022, etc), the following positions open for office:

  • One National Board Of Directors member
  • Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4, and 6

The above professional positions have two-year terms which begin on July 1st.


Student Positions

Every year, three student members are elected to the NBOD:

  • Two National Board of Directors members - Undergraduate
  • One National Board of Directors members - Graduate

Every year, fourteen student positions are open at a regional level:

  • Seven Regional Graduate Representatives
  • Seven Regional Student Representatives

The above student positions have one-year terms which begin on July 1st.

Nominee Checklist

All forms and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to elections@shpe.org.

Professional Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 professional member signatures
  • Candidate Acknowledgement Agreement

Graduate Student Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 graduate student member signatures
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.25 GPA minimum
  • Candidate Acknowledgement Agreement

Undergraduate Student Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 undergraduate student member signatures
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Candidate Acknowledgement Agreement

NOTE: Signatures from members residing in the region are required for all regional positions.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates and members wanting to nominate and/or vote must have been members in good standing as of February 15. Student chapters wanting to vote needed at least 10 members in good standing as of February 15.

Whatever member category you are (ex. student, graduate, professional) on February 15 determines the positions you're eligible for and the voting rights you have. If your status has changed since you joined, please be sure to make that update when you renew. Or you can email membership@shpe.org to assign the correct member category.

LIFETIME MEMBERS

If you're a lifetime member and your membership category has changed (ex. student to graduate, graduate to professional, or student to professional), please email membership@shpe.org before February 15 to update your profile and associated voting privileges.

Election Timeline

  • February 15: The membership payment is due to be eligible to nominate, vote or run for office. The affidavit form is due for graduating seniors wanting to be considered a graduate or professional member for election purposes.
  • March 15: Nominations submittal deadline at 11:59 pm PDT
  • April 14: Ballots go out and voting begins at 12:01 am PDT
  • April 30: Voting concludes at 12:01 am PDT
  • May 16: Election Results Announced

Election Resources

Have questions? Contact elections@shpe.org.