My name is Chad Roberts and I am currently the Audio Labs Manger at Central Michigan University. The majority of my time is spent advising the students of two separate, student-‐‑run, radio stations. The AAA format Mountain 91.5 and the Hip-‐‑Hop format Beat 101.1. I started at CMU in April of 2010, before that I spent five years as the Student Media Advisor at Simpson College in Iowa. At Simpson, I was the advisor for a student newspaper, yearbook and radio station.
I believe that I am qualified for the position of BEA Convention Program Chair because I have been on the board of the Student Media Advisors Division for the last four years, two years as Vice-‐‑Chair and I am currently finishing my two year rotation as Chair this year. I have enjoyed working with my colleagues in this division as well as with people at Broadcast Education Association headquarters. I feel that I get along well with everyone and am someone that is easy to reach out and talk to.
In my time at Simpson College, I was President of the Iowa College Media Association for three years. That job entailed me getting everything set for our media convention that took place in Des Moines every February. That job helped me to become more organized and detail-‐‑oriented. I had to organize workshops, set up panel presentations and I ran and emceed the Iowa College Media Association Awards ceremony to honor all the outstanding student work in the state for the given year. I was also in charge of taking in all student entries for the awards and getting them sent out to judges for judging.
Thank you for your consideration for this prestigious position
Audio Labs Manager Central Michigan University