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Awards: Coordinate the awards proposal and selection process according to established guidelines. Coordinate the awards ceremony at the conference to recognize members’ programs and activities.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Phyllis Griswold, Career Counselor, Career Services, The College at Brockport
2016-2017 Committee Members: Currently open positions
Ethics & Legal Concerns: Receive concerns/questions from members and formulate policy language to address issues of ethical or legal concern. Act as a legal and ethical watchdog for the organization.  Keep membership informed of issues that may impact career services offices.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Toby White, Director, Experiential Education, SUNY Potsdam
2016-2017 Committee Members:  TBD 
Internal Audit: Review organizational financial records to ensure accuracy and fiscal responsibility.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Anita DeCianni-Brown, SUNY Empire State College, (2016-2017 SUNYCDO Board Member) 
2016-2017 Committee Members: TBD

Long Range Planning: (Chaired by the President-Elect). Assess the needs and concerns of CDO.  Identify issues which will impact CDO’s future direction and priorities.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Cathy Parker, Associate Director, Career and Professional Development, University at Albany (2016-2017 SUNYCDO Board Member) 
2015-2016 Committee Members: TBD 

Newsletter: Write and distribute an e-newsletter to keep members informed of current trends, topics and news in career services and CDO.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Jackie Wallace, Assistant Director, Major/Career Exploration, Career Services, SUNY Oswego
2016-2017 Committee Members: TBD
Professional Development: Organize professional development programs to serve membership needs. Review professional development grant applications and determine funding allocation.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Jodi Schneiderman, Senior Career Counselor, Career Planning Office, SUNY Potsdam (2015-2016 SUNYCDO Board Member) 
2016-2017 Committee Members: TBD
Technology: Determine the technology needs of SUNYCDO and advise the Board.  Act as a resource to the organization on technological issues.  Work with the conference program chair to meet the conference technology needs.
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Megan Smedley, Stony Brook University
2016-2017 Committee Members: TBD


2017 Conference Planning

Conference Co-chairs:

Christy Huynh, Career Coach, SUNY Oswego
Jackie Wallace, Career Coach, SUNY Oswego

Conference Sub-committees:

  • Program: Plan educational content for annual conference. Gather and review information and proposals for conference, identify keynote speakers, coordinate scheduling and presenter needs.
    2017 Program Co-Chair: Casey Duffy 
    2017 Program Co-Chair: Jamie Edwards

  • Registration: Handle all aspects of conference registration.
    2017 Registration Chair:  Lisa Randolph
    2017 Registration Chair:  Kathy Tonkovich
  • Entertainment: Organize evening entertainment and coordinate recreational activities.
    2017 Entertainment Chair: Stacey Wiley
  • Exhibitors: Identify and recruit conference exhibitors. 
    2017 Exhibitor Chair: Micky Gibbons
  • Employer Engagement: Identify and recruit employers to attend the conference and participate in panal presentations. Solicit employer sponsorship for conference.
    2017 Employer Engagement Chair: Mallory Bower
  • Raffle: Coordinate conference charity raffle. Solicit donations from vendors, local businesses, and CDO membership. Identify non-profit organization local to the conference to donate proceeds.
    2017 Raffle Chair: Jennifer Roxas