Hello Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda Members!
Being a State Officer is a great experience, and one that I wish everyone had the opportunity to have. Being the State Reporter in 2014-2015 and the State Secretary this year have been two of the best experiences that I have had in my college career. As a State Officer you are able to make friendships and build networks that go far beyond the state board. State Officers work alongside other students as well as professional advisors to organize events such as the Community Service Day and the State Leadership Conference. In addition, State Officers truly have the opportunity to shape the direction that PA PBL goes in with the decisions that are made.
Every year the State Executive Committee (SEC) asks that each college or university nominate two of their members for State Officer positions. This year it is essential that your school considers nominating members for the SEC. The goal of the SEC is to represent each and every member school throughout Pennsylvania. If there are not applicants from all different types of schools (east/west, large/small) then the board will not be diverse. Having every school nominate members to run for SEC positions is the only way to ensure that the SEC can succeed in representing PA PBL to the best of their abilities, and the more applicants there are the better quality candidates (and thus SEC) will emerge.
More details on what being a State Officer entails and the process for applying to run for the SEC can be found on pages 14-17 of the SLC registration packet on the homepage of papbl.org. I strongly recommend that anyone who is passionate about PA PBL run for a State Officer position!
Dylan McCauley – PA-PBL State Secretary