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​​​APS Southern Division Officers

Officer ​Roster

Southern Division Committee Officers

​​Southern Division Officer Positions (listed in Manual of Operations)


Each year, the SD-APS membership elects a new Vice President and Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the coming year. Details about each position are included below. Nominations for both positions typically open in October/November.


Vice President for the Southern Division - APS​​

​The Vice President is responsible for membership and assisting with program development for the annual meeting and will become President Elect upon completion of the term of office.  

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative for the Southern Division - APS

The Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representatives, working closely with the members of the Executive Committee of the Southern Division of APS, have responsibility for leadership/supervision of all events related to the graduate students, including the Graduate Student Meeting/Social and planned or designated graduate student events at the annual meeting of the Southern Division of APS. It is the responsibility of the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representatives to work with the designated Executive Committee Member(s) to maintain an updated plan of activities for the annual meeting of the Southern Division of APS. Graduate Student/Postdoctoral  Representatives will serve staggered two-year terms. The Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative serving in his or her second year will be considered the Senior Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative, and the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative serving in his or her first year will be considered the Junior Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative. A new Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative will be elected each year. Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists eligible for the position must be active members of the Southern Division and must maintain a status of Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Scientist at a University within the Southern Division for the duration of the term. Nominations for the Junior Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative will be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer when the call for nominations is se​nt out prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Division . Any active member of the Southern Division can submit a nomination. The election for the Junior Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Representative will take place during the meeting of the Graduate Students at the annual Southern Division meeting. No absentee ballots will be accepted.​