The Nominations Committee is an Alpha Sigma Tau standing committee that is responsible for creating a slate of National Council candidates and presenting the slate at the Sorority’s National Convention. The Nominations Committee is composed of at least five alumnae members and two collegiate members.
Our timeline for the appointment and work of the Nominations Committee is:
- January 2021 – Information Sessions will be hosted and committee applications will be launched (Information below)
- February 2021 – Nominations Committee will be appointed
- March – July 2021 – Nominations Committee Training
- August 1, 2021 – Incumbent Report Due
- October 2021 – National Council applications will be launched
Nominations Committee Informational Webinar
Tuesday, January 5, at 8 p.m. ET
Any member considering applying to volunteer on the Nomination Committee is strongly encouraged to attend this informational webinar. You’ll gain insight into the committee’s responsibilities, the scope of work, and the timeline. You’ll also learn more about the qualities and competencies of a successful candidate.
Competencies of a Successful Nominations Committee Member
These are the competencies that a successful Nominations Committee member possesses and actively practices:
Expand for list of Nominations Committee competencies
Inclusion: values and actively promotes diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of Alpha Sigma Tau.
Self Awareness: understands personal values and how they support the selection process; able to reflect on roles within the group dynamic; contributes ideas and strategies with conviction.
Accountability: performs at a high level and expects the same of others; understands the impact of decisions made by the National Nominations Committee and how that impacts the future of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
Decisiveness: makes well informed, effective, and timely decisions even when solutions may produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions and maintains a unified approach
Engagement: communicates proactively in a way that promotes transparency, builds trust, and creates consensus among committee members; addresses opposing concerns and views effectively and respectfully.
Interpersonal Skills: treats others with graciousness and respect; exhibits effective active listening and effective oral and written communication skills.
Objective and Analytical: remains unbiased throughout the selection process; able to analyze all candidates from multiple standpoints in order to recommend the most comprehensive and cohesive slate of candidates to the membership.
Ambitious: desires to challenge the status quo and a disdain for mediocrity; possesses the vision to select members who will drive the strategic plan of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
Adaptability and Flexibility: able to work virtually with members of the committee on multiple projects concurrently; able to work with multiple media platforms; able to assume different levels of leadership and participation for different projects within the Committee.
Commitment and Reliability: available as a consistent participant in meetings as well as in online document sharing; understands that each member of the Nominations Committee is integral to the success of the committee and selection process.
Meet the Committee
After graduating with a B.A. in English and a M.S. in Counseling and Higher Education, Lauren Bolden (Alpha Phi 2009/West Chester) worked in student affairs for nearly 7 years. In this role, she oversaw fraternity/sorority life, student leadership programs, student organizations, and new student orientation. In May 2019, Lauren changed fields and began working in corporate training and talent development.
A Michigan native, Kate Wehby (Gamma Xi 2009/Grand Valley) is passionate about growth and learning. Kate earned both a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University and a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. Professionally, Kate works with the largest youth organization in the country, developing unique and impactful outside-the-classroom learning experiences.
A founding member of her chapter, Melissa Chavez (Epsilon Omicron 2013/Southern Indiana) is the daughter of two Colombian immigrants. The experiences of her upbringing inspired her to be a passionate advocate for equal rights.
Francie Grasso (Epsilon Sigma 2019/Bridgewater) is local to her college town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and will graduate in May 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a proud activist for the childhood cancer community and hopes to work with this population as a certified child life specialist.
Brenae Leary (Delta Phi 2006/NYU) held various positions as a collegiate member of Alpha Sigma Tau, including Chapter President. Presently, Brenae enjoys a career in communications in New York City, where she works for a San Francisco-based tech company.
A native of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Julia Mann (Beta Mu 2017/Salisbury) earned her B.A. in Communiation Arts. While in college, Julia served Alpha Sigma Tau as Director of Public Relations, Director of Event Planning, and Chapter President. Julia works full-time at a public affairs firm while she earns her M.A. in Strategic Communications from American University in Washington, DC.
Serving her first term as a National Vice President – Collegian, Addison Beckham (Beta Rho 2017/Arkansas Tech) is expected to graduate in 2021 with a degree in agricultural business.
A founding member of her collegiate chapter, Cassidy Nulty (Alpha Psi 2016/Northern Iowa) was originally elected to the National Council to serve as the National Vice President – Collegian. In 2020, she was re-elected to the National Council to serve in the role as an alumna member.