Officer Roles & Bios
WinECE has six student executive officer positions that are elected by the membership annually. Each position has specific responsibilities, as described below. The organization's staff advisor is Susan Farrington, ECE Director of Alumni & Student Relations.
The president is responsible for the overall running of the organization. This involves planning and scheduling WinECE officer and general body meetings, keeping the organization's calendar, and running a professional or academic development event each semester. The president may appoint special chairs as needed, for example as liaisons to other organizations, or for WinECE's involvement with ECE Day. The president will work closely with our advisor, Susan Farrington.
The vice president is responsible for planning and running social events, and helps the president when needed. In particular, the vice president is in charge of the fall and spring welcome dinners, and also at least one smaller social event per semester. The vice president may establish a committee to support this role, and will work closely with our advisor regarding issues with funding and food for programs. The vice president will work with the president on WinECE's contribution to ECE Day.
The Communications Director is responsible for taking minutes at meetings, keeping the website updated with event announcements, and working with the president and vice president to advertise events. In addition, she is responsible for writing invitations and thank-you notes to speakers and other guests of WinECE.
The Mentoring Chair is responsible for helping students build a close relationship with experienced upperclassmen and building a sense of camaraderie among women in a male-dominated major. The Mentoring Chair organizes a program which provides support, understanding and guidance in all areas of life within ECE.
The Graduate Student Relations Chair organizes events aimed at fostering mentoring relations among graduate women in ECE. The Chair also encourages greater involvement of graduate women in ECE in WinECE-related events. The Graduate Student Relations Chair is responsible for reaching out to graduate women and making them feel welcome and included in all WinECE events.