Below are documents used internally by IFT and the Student Association to govern and guide internal management and operations of the institute.

2018-2019 IFT Student Association Board of Directors

Officer Directory


Strategic Plan

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities were developed by the IFTSA Strategic Planning Task Force and approved by the IFT Board of Directors in November 2015. 

Our Vision
A global community of emerging food professionals who are passionate and informed students, ready for the future of their choosing.

Our Mission
To enrich the academic experience with diverse opportunities that empower students to achieve their full potential.

Our Strategic Priorities (Promises)

Connect: Bring people, ideas, and opportunities together to support students’ professional goals

Develop: Provide opportunities for skill development beyond the classroom and lab

SupportCultivate friendship, mentorship, and leadership among those pursuing an education in the science of food

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Operations Manual

The purpose of this manual is to serve as a guide for the operations of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association. Due to the turnover of officers, area representatives, and competition directors this guide is designed to provide continuity and ease the transition from one group of student officers to another each year.

The IFTSA Operations Manual is available as a Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

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Organizational Chart

The IFTSA Organizational Chart is available as a Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

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