Executive Board Representative
To be considered for the Student Representative or Alternate Student
Representative position, one must be a full-time student in good
standing in a speech-language pathology, audiology or education
of the hearing impaired program in Pennsylvania. Students must be
enrolled in a Bachelor's degree for Educators of the Hearing Impaired,
a Master’s degree for speech-language pathologists, and a
Doctoral degree in Audiology. Nominees for this position must be
student members of PSHA.
The Student Representative is expected to advocate on behalf of
students in Pennsylvania speech-language pathology, audiology and
education of the hearing impaired programs, and provide input and
feedback to the Executive Board (EB) regarding PSHA initiatives,
policies and activities. The Alternate Student Representative will
assist the Student Representative in these roles and serve in the
role of Student Representative if the existing Student Representative
is unable to attend meetings and/or carry out student related activities.
The Student Representative will:
- Attend quarterly EB meetings; participate in EB online activities
(except voting), and provide quarterly written reports.
- Write a quarterly column for the Keystater (“The Student
- Develop and implement a means by which students across the Commonwealth
can network and provide input regarding PSHA student affairs.
- Provide input to convention program planning committee re: students'
needs/preferences on speakers, topics, social events (and post-convention
debrief and other student-related issues.
The Student Representative and Alternate Student Representative
shall serve a one-year term, July 1 - June 30. The Student Representative
and Alternate Student Representative may run for multiple terms,
as long as s/he remains a full-time student. In order to serve multiple
terms at each position (or to transition from Alternate Student
Representative to Student Representative) individuals must re-apply
for each term office.
Applications and documentation as outlined above shall be submitted
to the PSHA Board by April 1.
The Executive Board shall select and appoint the Student Representative
and Alternate Student Representative by May 15 for the term beginning
July 1. All candidates for both positions will be selected using
the criteria established for the Student Representative position.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Student Representative Application
- A reference from a faculty member in the major department, attesting
that s/he is a full-time student in good standing.
- A personal statement, addressing the following questions:
- Why do you want to be the Student Representative and what
initiatives would you pursue?
- How would you advocate for students in Pennsylvania?
- What contributions have you made to date to the professions
or other related community organizations.
The Student Representative will have a small budget to enable him/her
to make on-site visits to other campuses and meet with students
at those institutions, and engage in other approved activities.
Expenses involved in travel to EB will be reimbursed in accordance
with Association guidelines. Mentoring is available to the Student
Representative from the Past President, who will have primary responsibility
in this regard.
Submit Information to:
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association
700 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 708
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Questions may be addressed to:
Applicants need to be sure to include summer contact information.