Southeastern Council on Military Education

SE-COME

Committees of SECOME

To increase its knowledge base and depth of available expertise, the board supports the use of groups and committees of qualified advisors. Committee advisors may be board members, members at large, and/or current SECOME members. These committees have been created to carry out SECOME goals and objectives.


Development Committee: This committee is responsible of grant and funding research, private donor, sponsorship, grant and funding requests and writing, and allocating student scholarships:


  • Review student applicants and make recommendations to the board to award student scholarships.

  • Conduct grant research and writing. This committee shall work closely with the Marketing and Communications Committee to ensure accurate communication at all times.
  • Maintain active spreadsheets of possible donors/funders with current action items and description.


Federal/State Legislature & Partnership Committee: This committee is responsible of keeping SECOME up-to-date with the most recent news at the state and federal levels pertaining to higher education and the military-affiliated student. This committee is also responsible of establishing state and federal partnerships within the member states of SECOME—taking into consideration the direct relationship of how partnerships can enhance services/programs to members, as well as achieve the mission.


  • Committee members should attend state-level events as members’ schedules allow.

  • Work closely with the Membership and Outreach Committee.
  • Maintain active spreadsheets of prospective and current partners and events.


Marketing and Communications Committee: This committee is responsible for all advertising, marketing, communications, public relations, maintaining social media sites and the website:

  • Work closely with the other committees to ensure current and accurate communication and imaging.

  • This committee shall meet all SECOME standards, and use the official logo and image at all times.
  • Maintain the SECOME website and all social media accounts.
  • Create and send out quarterly newsletters to the SECOME membership.


Membership & Outreach Committee: This committee is responsible for membership recruitment and to enhance the SECOME image within the member states of SECOME:


  • Ensure that the SECOME image is present on all military installations within the member states of SECOME.
  • Recommend sponsorship and marketing opportunities to the board.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Committee to obtain marketing and outreach materials.
  • Work closely with the Federal/State Legislature & Partnership Committee to ensure maximum outreach.
  • Maintain active spreadsheets of prospective and current members.


Special Events Committee: This committee is responsible of all SECOME-related events held within the member states of SECOME, as well as the annual symposium.


  • Ensure all board members are active as the committee sees fit.
  • Responsible of planning all approved special events, including the annual symposium.
  • Work closely with the Executive Board regarding event budgeting. Ensure that all events stay within the proposed budgeting.
  • Recommend event ideas, taking into consideration the SECOME mission and how we can support higher educational institutions, military-affiliated students, and military installations within the member states of SECOME.
  • Create and maintain special event plans and schedules.