The President-Elect shall serve as such during the term in which he/she is elected and shall serve as President in the following administrative year. The President-Elect shall assist the President and perform such duties of that office as may be delegated to him/her by the President. The President-Elect will assume the Presidentís responsibilities in his/her absence including decision-making, Board meetings, and membership concerns. The President-Elect is in place to assist the President when called upon and in doing so, can learn and observe duties and behaviors that can be employed the following administrative year as President. During May, the President-Elect will begin recruiting chairs for the committees to be established during his/her year as President.