Director of Radiological Technologies at Newman University, Megan Rucker, has recently been elected to be an alternate delegate for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ education chapter. Rucker has a Master of Science degree in Education-Organizational Leadership. With seven years of experience in radiological technology, Rucker was a prime candidate for the role she will now be filling.
According to a news release, the society “represents more than 153,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The society is the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.” Specifically, Rucker’s duties will be to act as a direct link between the society’s board of directors and the Practice Standards subcommittee where she will relate education information to the society’s board of directors about chapter activities her committee is involved with.
Rucker originally became involved with the society in 2007 and started taking on an active role in 2009 with the state-affiliated society where she was elected to numerous roles, including President, and now she is currently Chairwoman. Concerning the national society, she has served as affiliate delegate to the House Delegates, which is the main legislative body that meets annually to add and amend actions proposed by the members. In Rucker’s newly appointed role as alternate education delegate, she will represent her chapter at the annual governance meeting.
When asked about her reaction to being elected to the national board, Rucker responded, “I will strive to be a great representative of the membership to the education chapter and also advocate the educational needs for radiologic technologist professionals.” Through her election, Rucker is looking forward to connecting with professionals and by her involvement with the society she looks forward to gathering knowledge and bringing it “...back to the Newman community, the Radiologic Technology program, and [her] students.”
Rucker looks forward to her new role as heading the education chapter and participating in The House of Delegates meeting this upcoming June.