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June 2022

Dear Sigma Members, 

The board of directors met virtually on Thursday and Friday, 16-17 June 2022. Following are the outcomes and announcements from that meeting.

Fiduciary Responsibilities 
The CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Staff Directors prepared an annual budget for the board’s consideration. The board reviewed and approved Sigma Theta Tau International’s FY 2023 budget. Annual budgets for the three subsidiaries (Foundation for Nursing, Building Corporation, Sigma Marketplace) have been reviewed and approved by their respective boards.

Chapter Charters & Charter Amendments 
The Governance Committee presented motions for five chapter charters and one chapter charter amendment for the board’s consideration. All motions were reviewed and approved via e-voting.

Chapter Charters Approved (Names Pending)

  • University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland)
  • Umm Al-Qura University (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
  • Nightingale College (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York, New York, USA)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile)
Chapter Charter Amendments Approved
  • Zeta Phi Chapter + Wittenberg University & Kettering College (Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Vice President Role
The board reviewed the various options related to the position of vice president following the discussion and vote at the 2021 House of Delegates. The board voted to recommend a bylaws change to the 2023 House of Delegates to remove the position of Vice President and replace with a Director position, thus keeping the board size unchanged. The Leadership Succession Committee will be asked to inform potential candidates that the position may change based on the bylaws change.

Respectfully submitted,

Kenneth W. Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN
2021-2023 President 

Nancy Rollins Gantz, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
2021-2023 Secretary