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The Archives Commission is charged with storing and safeguarding the business and historical documents of the Association, i.e. the NAVUBPP articles of incorporation and bylaws, voting records, records of agreements with other organizations and individuals, annual reports, etc. The commission will keep historically correct and complete tax records, financial records and reports, and other information as directed by the Board. 


Chair:  Lisa Schley

Co-Chair: Dr. Steven Mutz

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The Conference Commission, chaired by the Conference Commission Chairperson, shall coordinate and organize all aspects of the Annual Conference. This commission shall be assisted by Association members representing the host region. The Conference Commission shall be responsible for conference activities such as awards, workshops, registration, arrangements for local travel, hotel reservations, and the development and finalization of the Annual Conference agenda. 2021 Charge:   Plan for 2021 conference in Baton Rouge, LA in the era of the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Chair:  Lisa Thompson 

Co-Chair: Dr. John Woods

Members:  Tammi Basile, Michelle Ciesielski, Pete Fitch, Gloria George, Rob Gregg, Urina Holt, Frances Knight, Chevonne Neal, and Adine Stormoen.





The Development Commission will research possible funding sources for Association projects and identify funding sources, develop proposals and organize fund-raising efforts. 


Chair:  Mary Meeks 

Members: Michael Leue, Adrienne Suffield


The Education Commission shall be responsible for research (which includes gathering, studying and summarizing information) concerning all aspects of veterans’ education counseling and related programs.  The chairperson of this commission shall establish liaisons with NAVUBPP members and other institutions, organizations, agencies or individuals involved in educational activities and other services relevant to veterans. 


Chair: Dr. John Woods

Co-Chair: Elisa Washington

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The Financial Affairs Commission shall develop the proposed annual budget for the Association and submit the proposed budget to the Board for approval.  The Financial Affairs Commission shall also be responsible for establishing and maintaining the Association’s fiscal policies and procedures and for otherwise monitoring all fiscal matters pertinent to the Association’s activities.  The Treasurer shall be a member of this commission.  Three additional members will be nominated for appointment, one by the Treasurer and two by the President.  Such additional members will be confirmed and appointed by the Board.

Chair: Candace Simmons

Members : 



The Legislative Commission shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining a working relationship with governmental/political offices and staff for the purpose of encouraging legislation on behalf of veterans; provided, however, that the expenses associated with such activities and any other activities that may be considered lobbying shall not exceed 20% of the Association’s total expenditures.  The Legislative Commission shall keep the Board and NAVUBPP members well informed of legislative actions affecting veterans.  The Legislative Commission shall he chaired by the Vice-President. 


Chair: Mary Meeks

Members : Shelly Marsh, Shomarri Taylor



The Public Relations Commission serves the organization by preparing a newsletter to members and by preparing or promotional aids for the organization.

Chair:  Juan Soto 

Members : Kenna Kinsey, Loomis Marshall, Elisa Washington



The scholarship commission is in charge of the oversight of the annual NAVUBPP scholarship competition. This commission shall select NAVUBPP scholarship winners based on established criteria approved by the Board of Directors and the membership of the Association. 2010 Charge: Award 2010 scholarships. Review scholarship application and plan for 2011 scholarship competition.


Chair:  Michelle Ciesielski

Co-Chair: Gerard Laborde

Members : Sarah Aultman, William Ballard, Gloria George, Michael Gloschat, Carissa Harral, Ken Holliday, Frances Knight, Mark Rosencrance, Julie Sanders, Allison Sims, Gregory Stout, Elizabeth Vasquez, Chris Wolfe, Janet Young




The Technology Commission is charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending adoption of technological devices, methodologies, etc.  This commission will maintain the NAVUBPP website and listserv and assure that only members or key affiliates have access. 


Chair:  Adine Stormoen

Members :  William Ballard, Loomis Marshall, Kima Murry


The Membership Commission shall initiate and coordinate a four-year membership drive beginning in year one (1) of a grant cycle, maintain membership records and issue membership certificates.  The Membership Commission will prepare, maintain, and distribute the annual membership directory, as well as maintain a current set of members’ address labels ready to ship to other officers or commissions upon request, provide membership information about the Association to new and prospective VUB Projects, encourage all eligible VUB Projects and other persons to join the Association and maintain an up-to-date list of members.  The Membership Commission shall, having coordinated with the Secretary, keep a record of the names and addresses of the institutional members entitled to vote.  The Chairperson of the Membership Commission shall prepare a semiannual list of membership changes (i.e. members that have been added or removed during the period since the prior list was prepared) to be provided to any institutional member upon his or her request.


Chair: Beatrice Turpin-Peek

Co-Chair: Frances Knight

Members:  Elizabeth Vazquez, Janet Young

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