The upcoming elections for the new ACASA board of directors took place online from 15 May to 10 June 2021. The candidate’s statements are available on this website and in the summer issue of the ACASA newsletter mid May 2021. Election results will be communicated at the online ACASA general business meeting during the ACASA Triennial on June 19, 8-9am PST.
Five elected candidates will serve for a 3-year term as Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Website Editor, and Facebook Manager respectively, including additional engagements in commissions and as liaisons to affiliated organizations. They will be presided by Peju Layiwola who rotates from her current positon as the President Elect/VP to President. The current board will additionally appoint a President Elect/VP from the elected candidates (to be ratified at the business meeting) who will succeed Peju Layiwola at the end of her term of office (2024). For more information regarding the structure and duties of the board, please consult the by-laws.
Each ACASA member had 6 votes. The six candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to the board (incl. the President Elect appointed by the board).
Outgoing board members are Cynthia Becker (Secretary), Rachel Kabukula (Treasurer), Brenda Schmahmann (Social Media Manager), Nadine Siegert (Website Editor), Fiona Siegenthaler (Newsletter Editor), El Hadji Malick Ndiaye (General Board Service), and Anitra Nettleton (ASA Task Force for the Protection of Academic Freedom).
Voting took place on-line between 15 May and 10 June 2021. Each ACASA member had 6 votes. The 6 candidates out of the 7 who receive the most votes will be elected to the Board (incl. the President Elect appointed by the board). Every candidate for the upcoming elections has indicated two preferred offices which will not be in competition with each other. The specific offices and candidates are:
Treasurer: Kris Juncker
Secretary: Candace M. Keller, Amanda Maples, Janet M. Purdy, Kristen Windmuller-Luna
Webmaster: Kehinde Hassan Shobukonla
Newsletter Editor: Amanda Maples, Janet M. Purdy, Kehinde Hassan Shobukonla, Kristen Windmuller-Luna
Social Media Manager: Elizabeth Perrill, Janet M. Purdy, Amanda Maples
General Board Service, ASA Liaison: Candace M. Keller, Elizabeth Perrill
You can find the candidates’ statements, short CVs and the link to their 4-page biographies here.