MIPA’s executive board sets policy and direction of the organization. The board includes elected officers (president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, treasurer, four trustees and the immediate past president), and chairpersons of standing media committees (Newspaper, Yearbook, Video and Digital Media). All officers are elected by the membership for two-year terms. The immediate past president serves a one-year term following the end of his or her two-year term as president. MIPA also has several advisory committees that help do the work of the association and advise the board. Committee chairs are appointed by MIPA’s president, with approval by the board.