October 26, 2017

Midwest Board Graduate Director nominations

The Midwest Section encourages members of the Midwestern region to nominate graduate students to serve as Graduate Directors on the Midwest ASAS/ADSA Board. Please see the responsibilities and application process below.


  • Attend the annual Midwest ASAS/ADSA Meeting; plan, advertise, and implement ASAS/ADSA graduate student activities at the Midwest Meeting, such as the breakfast & learn and social.
  • Serve as a member on the Midwest ASAS/ADSA Board of Directors.
  • Attend board meetings in March each year.
  • Attend board conference calls throughout the year.
  • Recruit and organize Midwestern Section ASAS/ADSA Graduate Director election.
  • Assist National ASAS/ADSA graduate directors to continuously adjust programming activities to meet the needs of a changing and diverse membership.
  • Time commitment varies during the year from 1 to 10 hours per month depending on proximity to the Midwest Meeting.
  • Term is from March 2018 to March 2020.
  • Graduate Directors must be graduate students or post-docs during the duration of their term. While two years is a significant commitment, participation should not interfere with progress toward your degree.

Application Process:

  • Nominations by the student applicant can be sent to Michaela Trudeau (trud0043@umn.edu) and should include a CV and a letter of intent, not to exceed 500 words. The letter of intent should describe why you would like to serve as Graduate Director and what goals you have to assist in the educational and professional development of fellow animal science students.
  • A committee will choose two candidates to be finalists.
  • Finalists will be asked to submit a short biography and vision statement. Elections are open to all Midwest ASAS members and will take place in early-December.
  • Finalists will be notified of election results in late January, and the new Graduate Director will begin his/her term at the completion of the Midwest Meeting in March.

Deadline for nominations is 11:59 PM (CDT) on Monday, November 6, 2017.