Leadership Positions


Reports to: President

Term of Office: The term of office is two years beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the second year. An elected officer may serve only three consecutive terms or six years on the Board of Directors.

Purpose: The Beta Iota Chapter Bylaws state that the Counselor shall be a member of the faculty at the college/university where the chapter is located and shall serve as chairperson of the Governance Committee.

Qualifications: The Counselor shall:

  1. Be an active member in the Beta Iota Chapter.
  2. Consent to serve in the position and be elected by majority vote of chapter members.
  3. Be a faculty of the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing.

Stipulations: Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for funding while in office.


  1. Attend scheduled Board of Directors meetings.
  2. Serve as the Chairperson of the Governance Committee which includes overseeing the eligibility process and bylaw maintenance and/or revisions.
  3. Plan and conduct committee meetings on a regular basis.
  4. Prepare and submit minutes of all Governance Committee meetings to the Heritage Advisory Council.
  5. Serve as advisor to the standing committees, advisory councils and task forces about membership eligibility and bylaw matters.
  6. Serve as an advisor to faculty and those in the community regarding membership eligibility issues.
  7. Develop strategies for publicizing and informing students and Nurse Leaders of eligibility criteria.
  8. Collaborate with Communications Advisory Council to implement relevant publicity strategies.
  9. Oversee the selection process by presenting applicants with appropriate eligibility data to the Governance Committee for review and selection and present the list of candidates to the Board of Directors.
  10. Implement the online induction process.
  11. Collaborate with the Program Committee, who oversees the planning and implementation of the Celebration of Nurse Scholars, to provide appropriate induction information and to participate as designated in the ceremony.
  12. Assist in the bylaw amendment process by considering, reviewing, editing, and/or correlating such amendments as may be referred to the Governance Committee or which originate within the Governance Committee.
  13. Present bylaw amendments to the Board of Directors and to the membership for approval as specified by the bylaws.
  14. Ensure that chapter operations and activities are congruent with the chapter bylaws.
  15. Submit the chapter bylaws to STTI using the online process (usually August 1 of the even-numbered years)
  16. Collaborate with other members of the Board of Directors and committee, advisory council, and task force chairs to facilitate continuity of chapter programs, events, and activities.
  17. Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the Governance Committee and to the position of Counselor.
  18. Attend and encourage committee members to attend chapter programs, activities, and events.

Counselor Application

The Treasurer shall be custodian of the funds of this chapter and may be bonded in an amount equal to three-fourths of the worth of the chapter.

Position Application (PDF file)