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AFS Nominating Committee Announces 2015 Election Slate

Monday, August 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
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The AFS Nominating Committee (Laura Marcus Green, chair; Selina Morales, Joseph Sciorra, and Pravina Shukla) has announced its slate of two candidates for each available office in the AFS 2015 election.

Executive Board (three to be elected to three-year, 2016-2018 terms):
Barry Bergey, National Endowment for the Arts, retired
Katey Borland, The Ohio State University
Olivia Cadaval, Smithsonian Institution
Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia, University of Houston
Teresa Hollingsworth, SouthArts
JIm Leary, University of Wisconsin

Nominating Committee (one to be elected to a three-year, 2016-2018 term):
Joe Goodwin, Ball State University, retired
Steve Zeitlin, City Lore

As described in the AFS Bylaws, Society members now have the opportunity to add names to this slate by petition. Here is the process:

No later than September 24, please submit the following materials by email to AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd (timlloyd@indiana.edu):

1. A petition signed by at least 10 current AFS members that names the candidate and the office for which s/he is being nominated (please submit as a PDF)
2. A statement from the candidate agreeing to run (please submit as a PDF)
3. A 100-word biographical summary for the candidate, and a 250-word platform statement from the candidate responding to the question "What are the most significant opportunities or challenges now facing the Society, and how as [a member of the Executive Board / a member of the Nominating Committee] would you respond to those opportunities or challenges?" (please submit both the biographical summary and platform statement as a single document in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format)

We will post biographical summaries and platform statements from all candidates on the elections page of the AFS web site on October 1.

We have invited all candidates to participate in a Candidates' Forum on Thursday afternoon of the Long Beach annual meeting, and we invite all Society members who will be at the meeting to attend and hear the candidates speak. Secure online voting will begin around November 1 and will continue through December 31. Those elected will take office in January 2016.

The Executive Board thanks the members of the Committee for their work to assemble this slate, and all candidates for their willingness to serve the field and Society.



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