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The South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes optimal nutrition and empowers members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders.


Call for Nominations

SCAND is seeking members for nomination to the following 2017-18 elected board positions.  Please consider serving or talking to dietitians you work with who have leadership skills.  Our organization depends on volunteer dietitians to lead us in serving our profession and the public. All nominations must be received by Nominating Chair, Kathy Mercer ( by January 9, 2017. For a full description of the open positions, please consult the SCAND website.  Direct questions about positions to Kathy Mercer, Nominating Chair or Katie Lybrand, Nominating Chair-Elect ( .  We will also be looking for volunteers for appointed board positions in early 2017.

President – Elect:  This position is a three year commitment since the President-Elect goes on to serve as President and Past-President.

Qualifications: 1. Served in a leadership position at the District, State, or National level for at least 2 years. 2. Strong communication skills, organization and time-management skills. 3. Excellent conflict resolution skills.

Responsibilities:    1. Serve as a voting member of the Board and attend all meetings.  2. Support the President in leading the Association according to its strategic plan.  3. Serve on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee  4. Attend AND training (at SCAND’s expense)

Nominating Chair-Elect:  This position is a 2 year commitment since the Nominating Chair-Elect goes on to serve as Nominating Chair.

Qualifications: 1.  Experience in an elected position(s) in local affiliate (required) and in SCAND (preferred). 2.  Good organizational and communication skills.

Responsibilities: 1.  Serve as a non-voting member of the Board and attend all meetings.  2.  Participate in all activities of the Nominating Committee. 3.  Support the Nominating Chair to fulfill all responsibilities of that position.