Board Appointed Positions

The ISCA Board involves both elected and appointed positions. Committee chairs are appointed by the Executive Board using an application and interview process. This year the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) Board has three appointed positions open with terms beginning July 2017.

Secretary. The Secretary keeps minutes of all meetings, conducts correspondence for the Association, and maintains records of the Association.  The Secretary is appointed by the Executive Committee for a three year term(s).

Treasurer. The Treasurer keeps all financial records of the Association and submits a complete fiscal report to the Governing Board at the first Governing Board meeting after the close of the fiscal year.  The Treasurer is appointed by the Executive Committee for one (1) three year term.

School Counseling Student Chair. The School Counseling Student Chair is currently enrolled in a master’s program in school counseling and facilitates communication with student organizations affiliated with the Iowa School Counselor Association.   The School Counseling Student Chair is appointed by the Executive Committee for one (1) one-year term.

Application Process

Applications are due Monday, March 13

Submit your applications to President Laurel Klaassen at


General Board Information

While there are some meetings, most duties of board members are accomplished using technology -- telephone, e-mail, or webinars. All Governing Board members are expected to participate in three ISCA Board meetings held on Saturdays usually in January, April and September, the annual conference in November in Des Moines, and the Summer Leadership Development Institute (LDI) usually held for two days in July (location to be determined). Board members may also be asked to represent ISCA at state or regional meetings, professional development, and other professional activities. Members of the Governing Board do not receive any financial compensation for their service.  However, they are reimbursed for travel expenses and other costs. All Governing Board members are expected to pay for their ISCA conference registration, travel, and hotel. Those who have been involved in the ISCA Board have recognized many benefits of this leadership experience that include networking, learning about school counseling issues and strategies to advocate for the profession and for school counseling issues, collegiality, and professional and personal development.

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