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OFFICERS/CEO's/REGIONAL DIRECTORS


The elective officers of this corporation shall be a President, 1st Vice-President for Women, 1st Vice-President for Men, 2nd Vice-President for Women, and a 2nd Vice- President for Men. The officers shall be selected from the membership of the corporation and shall not serve simultaneously as a Regional Director or Assistant Regional Director. The elective officers of the NJCAA shall be a member of the professional staff of a college which is a member of this organization.

The Regional Directors and the four (4) chief executive officers shall comprise the membership of the Board of Directors for both the men and women's divisions. 

The Chief Executive Officers shall be elected from six geographical districts by the CEO's of the member college, of the respective districts for three year terms based on the following rotation - Northeast and Central Districts (2009); Northwest and East Central Districts (2010); and Southwest and Southeast Districts (2011).

District

Regions

District

Regions

Southwest District

1, 2, 5, and 14

Northeast District

3, 15, 19 and 21

Northwest District

6, 9, 13 and 18

Southeast District

8, 17, 22 and 23

Central District

4, 11, 16, and 24

East Central District

7, 10, 12 and 20

The following timetable will be utilized in the election process:

November 1 - The Nominations and Elections Committee will call for nominations.
January 15 -
Nominations close.
February 1 -
Ballots sent to member college Chief Executive Officers
March 1 -
Ballot to be returned.

If the slate of presidential representatives is not filled, nominations from the floor will be accepted. 

NJCAA Annual Election to be certified by the Nominations and Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. 
   
Vacancies among the elective officers of this corporation shall be filled by an election. The position of 1st vice-president for men and 2nd vice president for men will be filled by an election held within the men's division of the NJCAA. The position of 1st vice-president for women and 2nd vice president for women will be filled by an election held within the women's division of the NJCAA. The position of president will be filled by an election held in a joint session of the NJCAA.

The elective officers of this association shall be elected at the annual meeting to serve in accordance with procedures set forth in the bylaws.

 The appointive and salaried officers of this corporation shall consist of such officers and employees as deemed necessary and approved by the Board of Directors.

The NJCAA Elective Officers shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. The term of office shall be three (3) years beginning August 1 of the year of election and ending July 31 three years hence.

The President shall be elected every third year (2011, 2014, 2017) and the term of office shall be limited to two (2) consecutive terms.

The 1st Vice-President for Women and 2nd Vice-President for Men shall be elected every third year (2009, 2012, 2015) and the term of office shall be limited to three consecutive terms.

The 1st Vice-President for Men and 2nd Vice-President for Women shall be elected every third year (2010, 2013, 2016)and the term of office shall be limited to three consecutive terms.

The following time schedule will be utilized in the election process:

January 15:    The Nominations and Elections Committee chairperson must circulate a list of annual vacancies to the membership.
March 15:      Members of the organization desiring to become candidates for a national office must submit to the committee chairperson the following:

1.     Indicate office for which they are filing.
2.     A brief biographical sketch supporting his/her candidacy.
3.     A statement from their CEO indicating approval and support of their candidacy.

If the slate of officers is not filled, nominations from the floor will be accepted.  If the nominee from the floor is elected, the candidate will have seven days from the conclusion of the annual meeting to provide the chair with the above requirements.

Officers of each division shall be elected during a meeting of that respective division. The President shall be elected during a joint meeting of both divisions.

A candidate must receive fifty percent plus one vote of those voting to be elected. If no candidate for an office receives a majority vote, a run-off election between the top two vote getters, plus ties, shall be conducted. If the Nominating Committee receives only one eligible nomination for a given office, the nominee shall be considered automatically elected.

All changes of office should occur August 1st of the next academic year.

The Regional Director(s) shall be elected bi-annually by the representatives of the member colleges within that region in accordance with the procedures set forth in the bylaws. The Regional Director shall be a member of the professional staff of a college which is a member of this organization, he/she shall have had experience in athletics, either as a coach or administrator. A new candidate for the position of Regional Director, prior to election, shall file with the current Regional Director, a letter from his/her chief executive officer approving his/her candidacy.

The Assistant Regional Director(s) shall be elected biannually by the representatives of the member colleges within that region in accordance with the procedures set forth in the bylaws, he/she shall be a member of the professional staff of a college which is a member of this organization. The Assistant Regional Director shall have experience in athletics, either as a coach or administrator.

Should the duly elected Regional Director vacate the position, the Assistant Regional Director shall immediately assume the duties and the responsibilities of the Regional Director for the unexpired term that the previous holds.

If a region fails to elect a Regional Director, or to fill a vacancy, in the absence of an Assistant Regional Director should one occur, according to procedures set forth in the bylaws, it shall be the duty of the President, with the consent of the Executive Committee, to appoint a director of the region to serve the normal term or for the remainder of the unexpired term of the previous office holder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










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