Membership

The Kentucky Communication Association promotes effective teaching, research, and practice in the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.

Membership in KCA

KCA Elections

Officer elections are held every year at the KCA Annual Conference. Nominations can be made beginning January 1 of each year.

During the 2016 conference, the following officers were elected:

  • Executive Director
  • Treasurer
  • Second Vice President
  • East Regional Representative

KCA Officer Tasks/Duties

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

  • Ambassador to and goals of the association
  • Assisting the Executive Council

PRESIDENT (1 year term)

  • Awards-processing nominations and handing out
  • Officer nominations-processing nominations
  • Running all meetings at the conference
  • All misc association business as it arises

TREASURER (3 year term)

  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Investments (CD’s)-NOT an official duty
  • Paying all bills
  • Collects money at the conference
  • Produces financial reports
  • Must have the potential to be bonded

JOURNAL EDITOR (3 year term)
(This position is approved by the board, it is not an elected position)

  • Collects submissions
  • Edits, proofs and produces (layout and design) the journal
  • Places ads
  • Sends papers for review
  • Distributes journal

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (3 year term)

  • Collects and achieves all materials related to KCA (programs, pictures, awards, minutes, etc)
  • Sign all contracts
  • Assist officers

1ST VICE PRESIDENT (1 year term)

  • Plans conference-including but not limited to: Sends the call for papers, does the program start to finish, soliciting ads, plans the menu
  • Goes on site visits
  • Gives  VP report at conference meetings
  • Updates existing information on planning the conference (to aid the next VP)

2ND VICE PRESIDENT (1 year term)

  • Increasing membership
  • Assist 1st VP as needed with conference planning
  • Gives VP report at meeting
  • Creating an online newsletter
  • Utilize the West and East representatives to get new members 

SECRETARY (3 year term)

  • Take the minutes at the conference and distribute them to the executive officers
  • Create a membership list
  • Send all e-mail: reminders, Welcome to KCA, We would like you to join KCA 

WEST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (2 year term)

  • Actively recruit members in their region
  • Member concerns-program one session focused on a specific member concern (or organizational history panel)
  • Write the spotlight on a faculty member from their region and submit to the 2nd Vice President
  • The West and East Regional Representative shall be mentored by the executive council for future potential leadership positions in the organization

EAST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (2 year term)

  • Actively recruit members in their region
  • Member concerns-program one session focused on a specific member concern (or organizational history panel)
  • Write the spotlight on a faculty member from their region and submit to the 2nd Vice President
  • The West and East Regional Representative shall be mentored by the executive council for future potential leadership positions in the organization

WEBMASTER (3 year term)
(This position is approved by the board, it is not an elected position)

  • Build, develop and maintain the KCA website
  • Create/maintain a list serve