November 13, 2020

ACSA Announces 2021 Election Slate; Petition Period Open

2021 Election Slate

Petition Period Closes: Jan. 5, 2021

The ACSA Board of Directors approved a preliminary slate of candidates for the 2021 Election to the board at its November 7–8 meeting. The candidates came from an open call for nominations and self-nominations reviewed by the board’s Nominations Committee.

In accordance with our election procedures, ACSA members have the opportunity to petition to add candidates to the slate, following procedures outlined below. The petition period closes on January 5, 2020, at 5 pm Pacific time. The final slate of candidates and election materials are scheduled for release on January 13, 2021. All ACSA Full members are eligible to vote on all positions. The results of this election will be announced publicly online soon after the February 12, 2021, ballot deadline, and introduced at the 2021 ACSA Annual Business Meeting.

Second Vice President
Hazem Rashed-Ali, University of Texas at San Antonio
Mo Zell, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

At-Large Director
Kwesi Daniels, Tuskegee University
Vincent Hui, Ryerson University

At-Large Director
Diogo Burnay, Dalhousie University
Catherine Hamel, University of Calgary

Petition Procedures
Any faculty member of an ACSA Full or Candidate member school may submit a petition nominating another eligible candidate for the above open board positions. Each petition must include a letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position and the names and email addresses of at least 10 faculty members from 10 different ACSA Full or Candidate member schools who attest to supporting the candidate’s nomination. (In total, there must be at least 10 faculty from 10 schools total who sign the petition, and the petition must be delivered as a single package.) The petition shall also include a statement of interest from the nominee and curriculum vitae or biographical statement. The Nominations Committee shall review all qualified petitions and prepare a report to the Board of Directors confirming eligibility of the petitioners. 


  • January 5, 2021 – Deadline for submission of petitions to add candidates to the slate
  • January 13, 2021 – Final slate of candidates and ballot materials published and sent to ACSA Full Member schools
  • February 12, 2021 – Deadline for ballot submissions

Nominations by Petition
Email (required):
Michael Monti, ACSA Executive Director


Michael Monti
Executive Director