CAP Board begins executive application process

By Jeny Varughese
March 30, 2011

Junior Peter Morrison, secondary education major, and senior Aisling Carroll, business major, work to put together CAP board’s popular bingo event.

The Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) office accepted applications for CAP board executive positions on Wednesday, March 23. CAP board is currently conducting interviews to select next year’s executive board members.

Through new board members, CAP board’s goals for next year include getting more students involved in activities on campus and to plan events that students like.

“I have been on CAP board for two years and will be the president for next year,” Emily Fiore, junior secondary education and English major, said. “I feel like I have enough knowledge to be able to help guide others.”

CAP board events are planned by the directors. They are responsible for selecting, planning and executing events. The executive board members help with budgeting, mentoring the directors as well as other duties behind the scene.

General board member position, which is a non-application position, is also available for anyone interested in getting involved and helping the board.

Students interested in being on the CAP board committee are interviewed for the positions.

“The CAP board directors are usually students who have been to CAP board events in the past and show a true interest on being on the team,” Amber LaJeunesse, assistant director of SEAL, said. “If you have already been involved with CAP Board and come to our events, you are more likely to be considered for a director position.”

As CAP board members, students learn several leadership skills such as team work, communication skills and how to plan and execute events.

“I would like to get more people to come out to the events and also plan events based on what people like,” Fiore said.

When selecting members to be on CAP board factors such as schedule and availability, skill set, creativity and personality are taken into consideration.

“I have been on CAP board for two years now,” Peter Morrison, junior secondary education and Spanish major, said. “I became the vice president for next year since I love working with CAP board and wanted to take the next step up.”

“Being on the executive board, I have learned problem-solving skills and how to handle situations without bias,” Ali Thompson, junior marketing major, said. “Being able to hold the position of president was a really proud moment for me.”

Although being on CAP board is not a paid position, it is a very prestigious position and LaJeunesse has high expectations for the board members.

“I play the role of a ‘devil’s advocate’ and is the voice of reason for the board members and help guide them in the right direction,” LaJeunesse said.



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