The elected officers of Alpha Sigma Tau are the National Council. The National Council consists of one President and five Vice Presidents, one of whom must be a collegian at the time of election. In fact, Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to be the first and only NPC organization with a collegian as a voting member of the National Council!
Meet the 2018-2020 National Council
National Vice President
Dr. Theresa Gallo
Prior to joining the National Council, Dr. Theresa Gallo (Delta Phi 2007/NYU) served the Sorority in many capacities. Theresa is an alumna initiate from the Delta Phi Chapter, where she joined while advising what was then the Epsilon Theta Colony at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
National Vice President
Katherine Onyshko (Delta Phi 2006/NYU) serves on the National Council because of her passion to give back to Alpha Sigma Tau. “I am always looking for ways to pursue the mission of Alpha Sigma Tau and for ways to give back.” Katherine first joined the National Council in 2017, when she was selected to fill a vacancy.
Role of the National Council
Guided by our core values, the National Council leads the Sorority in developing and meeting strategic initiatives. Using data and trends, they establish strategic priorities to advance Alpha Sigma Tau and ensure its relevance to members in today’s ever-changing society.
As the Sorority’s governing body, they’re responsible for the following:
- Fulfill all provisions in the governing documents
- Provide strategic planning along with the vision, direction, and prioritization of Sorority initiatives
- Hire, supervise, and (if necessary) discipline and terminate the Chief Executive Officer, who implements the goals and strategies of the National Council and the advancement of the Sorority as a whole
- Provide proper financial oversight
- Establish policy that defines and upholds the Sorority’s values and customs
- Enhance the Sorority’s internal and public image
- Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services
- Ensure adequate human and financial resources
- Evaluate itself, the organization’s outcomes, and the Executive Director at least once annually
- Identify and develop leadership competencies of women who will be ready to serve the Sorority in various volunteer roles
Lifelong learner. Strategic. Decisive. Accountable. Relationship-focused. Driven. Do these characteristics sound like you? Learn more about the qualities the National Nominations Committee seeks in National Council applicants.
National Council Elections Timeline
- September 3, 2019: Incumbent Report released to the membership
- October 26, 2019: National Council applications due
- June 25-28, 2020: National Council elections held at 43rd National Convention