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Completed form must be received by TxHIMA by May 1st. Student Liaison will be selected by the Board of Directors and notified by May 12th. Position term will begin July 1.

Required meeting attendance will begin with board meeting held in association with Annual State Convention (usually late June). Student Liaison is encouraged to attend a district meeting, their Region meeting, and the annual board strategic meeting.


Student Liaison Job Description

Scope of Responsibility: Observes and familiarizes oneself with the Texas Health Information Management Association and Board of Director activities. Performs the following functions: communicate with students and act as liaison between students and board; participate in board meetings; serve a one year term.

Scope of Authority: Reports to the TxHIMA President and is selected by the TxHIMA board. Position is responsible for communicating and serving as a board representative to the HIT/HIA students within the state and obtaining input from the students. Works with the Executive Office staff and provides feedback to the President regarding the Executive Office support received.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan communication with HIT/HIA students in Texas schools
  • Report to TxHIMA board concerns and activities of students
  • Submit information to appropriate board member for newsletter
  • Carry-out specific plans requested by board


Fiscal Responsibility: Assist in planning and monitoring the student liaison revenue and expenditures budget for the year; forwards all expense and revenue vouchers to the Executive Office for processing and President’s approval.


  • Student of HIT or HIA program at a CAHIIM Accredited program/school - must be able to provide expected graduation date, name of program director and current GPA.
  • Active Student member of AHIMA and designated TxHIMA as Component State Association
  • Resident of state of Texas and TxHIMA membership is required
  • Able to attend state convention and encouraged to attend a district meeting, their Region meeting, and the annual board strategic meeting.
  • Volunteer experience at TxHIMA district, region, and/or state meeting is preferred.


Information Needed for Application

  • HIT / HIA projects involved in, along with dates and titles
  • HIT / HIA related speaking presentations given, along with dates and locations
  • HIT / HIA related committees served, including names, positions and dates of service
  • AHIMA activities attended, along with dates
  • TxHIMA state and regional or local district activities attended, along with dates


Contacts: TxHIMA Board of Directors, Executive Office staff, TxHIMA members, specifically other students, and volunteers and other allied health professionals.

Application Period: Applications open January 1st of each year and will be posted to the TxHIMA website and emailed to AHIMA / TxHIMA Members.

Application Deadline: All nominations must be submitted by May 1st, in order to be considered for the current year's award. Any applications received after that date will not be considered.