KAHO Governing Council Elections at KAHO 2018

Are you ready to take on an additional leadership role and serve as a resource to other student housing professionals and students across the Commonwealth? At the 2018 KAHO Conference (October 4-5, 2018 hosted at the University of Louisville), KAHO will be conducting elections for the following Governing Council positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Coloniel
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • SEAHO State Representative
  • Small School Representative
  • Graduate Student Representative

Full details about each position can be found below and in the KAHO Constitution. To express interest in running for a Governing Council position or to nominate someone, please complete this form – https://goo.gl/forms/pN7MPAppulkNprVk1

Nominations/Interest Statements should be submitted by Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Questions about Governing Council positions can be directed to any of the current Governing Council members.


  • Serves in place of the president during any absence.
  • Serves as the Programming Chair for the annual KAHO Conference
  • Chairs the Awards/Recognition Committee.
  • Maintains monthly contact with the President, participates in long range planning and reviews the constitution for annual updates.
  • Assumes the position of President at the following annual KAHO Conference for the following term-year
  • Position is a two-year commitment – one-year as President-Elect and the following year as President



  • Serves as a sage and historical expert of the organization
  • Provides support, guidance, organizational memory, historical perspective, and continuity to the Governing Council
  • Provides parliamentarian support when necessary.
  • Elected individual serves a two-year term
  • Must be a housing professional who has been in the state a minimum of five years, has attended three or more KAHO Conferences, and has served on the KAHO Governing Council. If no viable nominations are solicited, the immediate past KAHO President will serve the one-year term.



  • Custodian of all funds, property and records of the association.
  • Maintains the checking account, and reports an annual financial statement and budget at the KAHO Conference
  • Prepares minutes of the conference, updates the KAHO e-mail listserv, and maintains general records
  • Collects information and prepares a historical record of the KAHO Conferences and Governing Council to present at the KAHO Business Meeting during the annual SEAHO Conference.
  • Elected individual serves a two-year term


SEAHO State Representative

  • Serves as the Kentucky State Representative for the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO).
  • Serves as a representative to the SEAHO Report and generates articles about Kentucky activities for this newsletter
  • Works to encourage professionals from around the state to generate articles for the SEAHO
  • Responsible to report and attend both SEAHO Mid-Year and the annual SEAHO Conference meetings, serving on SEAHO planning committees, maintaining correspondence with the state regarding SEAHO and performing other SEAHO duties as assigned. The SEAHO State Representative is responsible for his/her own expenses of attending the mid-year and annual SEAHO Conference meetings
  • The person elected into this position must have been working in the State of Kentucky in a full-time professional position for minimally the previous year
  • The term of office is from the start of the 2019 SEAHO Conference until the beginning of the 2021 SEAHO Conference


Small School Representative

  • Serves as a representative of small college and University members
  • Works to build and develop small school participation by maintaining contact throughout the Representative’s term. This can include but is not limited to creating discussion posts, groups, on‐campus visits, etc.
  • Coordinates a round table program at the annual KAHO Conference
  • Must be a full time employee of a school with a student population under 5,000 students, undergraduate and graduate, and have a current employment description involving work in Housing or Residence Life.
  • Elected individual serves a two-year term


Graduate Student Representative

  • Serves as a representative of students currently enrolled, full time or part time, in a graduate and postgraduate program
  • Works to build and develop graduate student participation by maintaining contact throughout the term
  • Works to develop and identify undergraduates who have a desire to work within the field
  • Coordinates a round table program and the case study competition at the annual KAHO Conference.
  • Elected individual serves a one-year term

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