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Call for Nominations: 2015 ACSA Board of Directors

October 7, 2014

2015 Board of Directors
Deadline: November 4, 2014

The ACSA Nominations Committee invites nominations for two national officers two regional director positions and on the 2015 Board of Directors. The offices are President-elect andTreasurer. The two regional director positions are for Gulf Region Director & West Central Region Director.


President-elect
The president-elect will serve a three-year term; 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.

Treasurer
The treasurer serves for a two-year term, and prepares the budget and the financial report of the Association for the approval of the board. The treasurer oversees the financial accounts and the records of the Association, and makes them available once a year for audit by an independent certified accountant chosen by the board. He/she serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by Norman Millar additional members include Greg Luhan, ACSA Secretary; Shannon Criss, ACSA West Central Director; & Judith DiMaio, New York Institute of Technology (outside member) will review nominations for the two national officer positions.


Gulf Region Director West Central 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, 2015, and extending through June 30, 2018. 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, 2015. The results of this election will be announced at the ACSA Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON in March 2015. 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.org

Nominations should include a one-page CV, a letter of interest from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve, and a candidate statement. The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 4, 2014.

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


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