Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee shall assume the duties of establishing, maintaining, promoting and awarding IllinoisLLAA scholarships, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget(s) allocated by The Board for such purposes. The Scholarship Committee shall also work closely with the Fundraising Committee, Board Treasurer and Legal Committee to establish and stimulate growth of an IllinoisLLAA Student Scholarship Fund.

 

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shall be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive communications and marketing plans to further IllinoisLLAA’s mission, goals and visibility, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget allocated by The Board for such purposes. The Communications Committee Chairperson and/or her or his designees shall work closely with the IllinoisLLAA Executive Board and with the Chairpersons of other Board-recognized Committees to ensure accuracy, consistency and appropriate messaging is represented in all materials produced for IllinoisLLAA. The Communications Committee shall oversee the creation, maintenance, evolution and retirement of all IllinoisLLAA brand identity, marketing and communications materials, including logos, stationery, official forms, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, official news, press releases and correspondence, Web sites and all other vehicles and materials used to represent or promote IllinoisLLAA. The Communications Committee shall minimally issue two newsletters per year to a distribution list provided by the Board Secretary. The Communications Committee will also work with the Board Treasurer to produce an annual report within two months of each Fiscal Year’s end.

 

Community Involvement Committee:

The Community Involvement Committee shall identify and enable opportunities for IllinoisLLAA to exert a positive influence in the development of communities associated with the University and with the University’s Latina/Latino alumni. The Community Involvement Committee shall act as the main interface between IllinoisLLAA and other professional associations, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget allocated by The Board for such purposes.

 

Legal/Bylaw Committee

The Legal/Bylaws Committee shall assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and help IllinoisLLAA achieve its purposes through effective governance and management. The Legal Committee shall review IllinoisLLAA’s governance policies and procedures; general management, legislative, legal and regulatory compliance and other such matters as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine. It shall also be responsible for reviewing, drafting and amending the current bylaws and create procedures by which future members can choose to amend or change bylaws language or content.

 

History Committee

The IllinoisLLAA History committee shall support activities that research, highlight and present the history of Latinas/Lations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in various forms. The history of Latina/Latinos at the University of Illinois is a multifaceted experience that demonstrates the challenges, accomplishments and prosperity of individuals and organizations who have emphasized academic excellence and community leadership throughout the years. This includes, but is not limited to, the growth of the Latino student population; legislation that advocates and supports the enrollment & retention of Latino students; academic and social programs aimed to support Latino students; student activism for Latino issues/concerns; student organizations; the La Casa Cultural Latina cultural center; the Latina/o Studies Program; notable alumni and philanthropic efforts by UIUC and affiliates that aim to serve the Latina/o community.

 

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee shall convene as needed for the purpose of determining when elections will be held, to verify how many vacancies will need to be filled during said elections and to establish the criteria and requirements for candidates to be approved by the Board of Directors. This committee shall be responsible for confirming that each candidate has met established criteria, submitting confirmed candidates in a timely manner to The Board Secretary for inclusion on election ballots. The Nominations Committee shall also oversee the counting of ballots and announce results at the Board of Director’s meeting immediately following the election.

 

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee shall coordinate all IllinoisLLAA fundraising activities, develop methods for supplementing dues-related income, and execute at least one fundraising event annually, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget allocated by The Board for such purposes.

 

Membership/Recruitment Committee

The Membership/Recruitment Committee shall work to achieve sustainable growth for IllinoisLLAA by increasing and retaining professional, student and associate members. Additionally this committee’s mandate is to facilitate within existing members a sense of belonging and engagement, and – working with other relevant committees as assigned by the Board of Directors – to provide opportunities for members to contribute to IllinoisLLAA substantively, not just financially. Furthermore, the Membership/Recruitment Committee will advocate on behalf of IllinoisLLAA to generate public support and awareness for the organization and its goals, in venues approved by the Board and in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget allocated by The Board for such purposes.

 

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee shall plan and implement networking and fellowship activities for IllinoisLLAA members, UIUC students and their families and UIUC staff, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget allocated by The Board for such purposes.

 

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee shall assume the duties of establishing, maintaining, promoting and awarding IllinoisLLAA scholarships, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget(s) allocated by The Board for such purposes. The Scholarship Committee shall also work closely with the Fundraising Committee, Board Treasurer and Legal Committee to establish and stimulate growth of an IllinoisLLAA Student Scholarship Fund.

 

UIUC Relations Committee

The UIUC Relations Committee shall be IllinoisLLAA’s primary liaison with the University’s Champaign-Urbana campus contacts, in a manner consistent with the will of The Board and with IllinoisLLAA’s charter and bylaws, and within the budget(s) allocated by The Board for such purposes. The UIUC Relations Committee will identify and prepare IllinoisLLAA members to act as IllinoisLLAA ambassadors and/or to perform in other roles dictated by IllinoisLLAA’s cooperative arrangements with the University and/or with other partner organizations.