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Call for Nominations: ACSA Board

August 27, 2013

2014 Board of Directors
Deadline: October 16, 2013

The ACSA Nominations Committee invites nominations for two national officers two regional director positions and on the 2014 Board of Directors. The offices are President-elect and Secretary. The two regional director positions are for Northeast Region Director & Mid Atlantic Region Director.


President-elect
The president-elect will serve a three-year term starting July 1, 2014; one year each as vice president, president, and past president; presiding at meetings of the Association and is responsible for calling meetings of the Board of Directors, preparing an agenda for such meetings, and presiding at such meetings. The president coordinates activities of the board, Association committees, and liaison representatives, provides liaison with the officers of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the American Institute of Architecture Students, and serves as representative to the Five Presidents’ Council. The president also prepares a brief report of activities of the Association and the Board of Directors during the term of office for dissemination to the constituent associations.

Secretary
The Secretary serves for a two-year term starting July 1, 2014, keeps minutes of all meetings, and distributes copies of the minutes to all members of the Board. The Secretary maintains the Bylaws of the Association as well as all other documents required by corporate law, incorporating revisions and additions as required by action of the Association and Board of Directors. The Secretary also maintains the Rules of the Board of Directors and reviews the Bylaws and Rules periodically to determine whether they need to be updated. The Secretary serves as Parliamentarian for the Association inconnection with its Annual Meeting.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by Donna Robertson additional members include Glenn Wiggins, ACSA Northeast Director; Leslie Van Duzer, ACSA Canadian Director & Judith Sheine, University of Oregon (outside member) will review nominations for the two national officer positions.


Northeast Region Director Mid Atlantic Region Director
Each Regional Director shall be a full-time and/or tenured or tenure-track faculty member of a full member school and shall be on the faculty of a school in the region represented.

The term of office shall be three years beginning July 1, 2014, and extending through June 30, 2017. Regional Directors serve the ACSA in at least three ways – as members of the Board of Directors, on a variety of national committees, and as executive officers of their regional constituent associations. In this latter role, the Regional Director sets the agenda and chairs meetings of his or her regional council. He or she maintains a file of regional records, correspondence, and minutes of regional meetings. The director is responsible for the fiscal affairs of the constituent association and is accountable to his or her regional council for these funds. He or she provides assistance to regional schools and organizations applying for institutional membership. The Director prepares annual reports of regional activities for publication in the Association’s annual report and provides updates to the constituency on both regional and national matters of note. He or she administers the nomination and election of the subsequent Regional Director and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Board. Regional Directors are required to attend three Board meetings a year: a fall meeting which typically occurs after the Administrator’s Conference, a spring meeting which typically occurs after the ACSA Annual Meeting, and a summer meeting.

Each region will have a Regional Nominations Committee made up of regional constituents that will review applications received and develop a slate of not less than two nor more than three candidates. Ballots will be mailed to all full member schools in the appropriate region by mid-January, 2014. The results of this election will be announced online, in ACSA updates and at the ACSA Annual Meeting in Miami, FL in 2014. Candidates will be notified of the results in mid-February.


Electronic submissions are encouraged and can be sent to Eric Ellis at: eellis@acsa-arch.orgNominations should include a CV, a letter of interest from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve, and a candidate statement. The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 16, 2013.

Nominations should be sent to:
Email (preferred): eellis@acsa-arch.org
ACSA, Board Nominations
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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