The Council on Membership assesses and develops resources that meet the needs of ASDA’s members and chapters. The council assists chapters and trustees with membership initiatives.

The council comprises one chair and two associates: 

  • The council chair supervises and directs the activities of the council and facilitates council meetings. 
  • Council associates serve as members of a council and participate in all council activities.

2022-23 Council on Membership

  • Council chair: Karishma Mitter, Buffalo ’23
  • Council associate: Maya Chuppe, Creighton ’24
  • Council associate: Nicholas Tipton, Texas-Houston ’23
  • Executive Committee member: President Justina Anigbo, Indiana ’23
  • Board liaison: District 5 Trustee Victoria Carroll, LECOM ’23
  • Board liaison: District 8 Trustee Zane Keller, Missouri-Kansas City '23
  • Staff liaison: Lilliane Smothers
  • Staff liaison: Kylie Weller
Position Descriptions

Council on Membership Chair

Term Length: Annual Session 2023 - Annual Session 2024

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  5. Experience serving on the Council on Membership is strongly preferred.

Estimated Time Commitment
Estimated time commitment is 6 hours/month which includes council calls and action items. Certain months may require more time such as those to review Gold Crown applications, Membership Outreach Grant applications, and the ASDA Fever challenge.

Meetings
Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings:

  • In-person Spring Council Meeting, April 1-2, 2023
  • Virtual Fall Council Meeting, September 23-24, 2023
  • In-person ASDA Annual Session, Feb/March, 2024

National leaders must participate fully (whether it be virtual or in-person) in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls.

Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees.

Responsibilities
Member recruitment and engagement strategy
Predoctoral

  • Assists in developing new virtual resources and benefits for chapters to use in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant

Council management

  • Supervises the activities of the Council on Membership.
  • Approves all council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Mentors council associates.
  • Assists with orientation and transition of new council members.

Council on Membership Associate

Term Length: Annual Session 2023 - Annual Session 2024

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.

Estimated Time Commitment
Estimated time commitment is 5 hours/month which includes council calls and action items. Certain months may require additional time such as those to review Gold Crown applications, Membership Outreach Grant applications, and the ASDA Fever challenge.

Meetings
Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings:

  • In-person Spring Council Meeting, April 1-2, 2023
  • Virtual Fall Council Meeting, September 23-24, 2023

National leaders must participate fully (whether it be virtual or in-person) in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls.

Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees.

Responsibilities
Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral 

  • Assists in developing new virtual resources and benefits for chapters to use in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant.
Annual Report
2021-22 Annual Report Council on Membership