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Official Notice of 2016 ACBSP Call for Nominations

Tuesday, October 25, 2016  
Posted by: Giles Rafol

2016 Call for Nominations

The following notices are given as calls for nominations for candidates for the noted officer, director, commissioner, and Accreditation Governance Board positions. Nominations are conducted with due regard for representation of geographic areas and characteristics of member institutions.

ACBSP Officers and Board of Directors

Notice is hereby given for the following officer and director positions. All officers and at-large directors must have previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, as a member of either Board of Commissioners, as chair of a standing committee, or as an officer of an ACBSP Regional Council.

Chair-Elect

The Chair-Elect serves as advisor to the Chair and substitutes for the Chair in his or her absence or if he/she is unable to serve. Upon conclusion of the term of the Chair, the Chair-Elect automatically assumes the office of Chair for a one-year term. The Chair-Elect serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee per the Bylaws, as a member of the Personnel Committee as provided in the committee policies and procedures manual, as Chair of the Nominating Committee by tradition, as an ex-officio voting member of the Strategic Planning Committee as established by the committee policies and procedures, and is expected to serve as a Co-Chair of ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, MO, and ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, TX. The Chair-Elect for the 2017-18 year must be from a baccalaureate/graduate degree institution.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the appropriate stewardship of Council funds. The Treasurer presents a report at the Annual Business Meeting of the Council or at any other time a report is requested. The Treasurer coordinates the preparation of the annual budget, arranges for a yearly audit of the financial records, and is responsible for an itemized account of all receipts, expenditures, and investments. The Treasurer is an ex-officio member of the Audit Committee. While not required, the Nominating Committee gives preference to individuals that teach accounting and/or to a CPA. The Treasurer serves a two-year term and may be elected to a second consecutive two-year term. Earl Godfrey, Gardner-Webb University, is serving his first two-year term and is eligible for re-nomination for an additional two-year term.

At-Large Director — Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Institutions

At-Large Directors are elected to serve a two-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second two-year term. Charles Fazzi, Saint Vincent College, is serving a two-year term of office that concludes in 2018.

A second At-Large Director position per an amendment to the Bylaws, however, was approved by the membership and thus, nominations are being accepted for a new two-year term of office.

At-Large Director — Associate Degree Institutions

At-Large Directors are elected to serve a two-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second two-year term. Kim Wong, Central New Mexico Community College, is serving his first two-year term and is eligible for re-nomination for an additional two-year term.

A second At-Large Director position per an amendment to the Bylaws was approved by the membership and thus, nominations are also being accepted for a new two-year term of office.


Board of Commissioners — Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Programs

Notice is hereby given for three vacancies on the Board of Commissioners of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Commission. In addition to all other qualifications, Commissioners must be affiliated with an accredited Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree institution. All Commissioners serve a three-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive three-year term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June and review materials in advance of each meeting. Prior to their name being put forward to the membership, all nominees must have the endorsement and sponsorship of their member institution for time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

Three individuals currently serving as Commissioner have terms that are expiring and all are eligible for re-nomination:

  • David Frantz, Indiana University East (IN) (Region 4)
  • Brad Kleindl, Park University (KS) (Region 5)
  • Teresa Gillespie, Northwest University (WA) (Region 7)

Board of Commissioners — Associate Degree Programs

Notice is hereby given for three vacancies on the Board of Commissioners of the Associate Degree Commission. In addition to all other qualifications, Commissioners must be affiliated with an accredited Associate Degree institution. All Commissioners serve a three-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive three-year term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June and review materials in advance of each meeting. Prior to their name being put forward to the membership, all nominees must have the endorsement and sponsorship of their member institution for time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

Three individuals currently serving as Commissioner have terms that are expiring and all are eligible for re-nomination:

  • Gary Mrozinski, Luzerne County Community College (PA) (Region 2)
  • Edwin Vineyard, Northern Oklahoma College (OK) (Region 6)
  • Donald Carlson, Skyline College (CA) (Region 7)

Accreditation Governance Board

Notice is hereby given for two vacancies on the Accreditation Governance Board. All AGB members must be from an ACBSP accredited institution. The AGB shall assist both Boards of Commissioners in establishing, documenting and periodically reviewing broad accreditation policies and procedures essential to accomplishing the objectives and appropriate functioning of the two Commissions.

Two individuals currently serving on the AGB have terms that are expiring and both are eligible for re-nomination:

  • Betsy Davis, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FL) (Region 3)
  • Samuel Dunn, Northwest Nazarene University (ID) (Region 7)

The Nominating Process

Nominations for all positions should be submitted to the President/CEO, who is required to forward them to the Nominating Committee for each of the Board of Directors, Board of Commissioners, and Accreditation Governance Board. Self-nominations are permitted and may be enhanced by letters of recommendation. All nominations should be sent directly to Jeffrey Alderman at jalderman@acbsp.org or by mail to the Council offices at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213. All nominations must be received by December 1, 2016.

The Nominating Committees may identify candidates beyond those received. By Jan. 31, 2017, the Nominating Committees will submit a slate of candidates to the President/CEO who will then forward the slate to all institutional representatives by March 1, 2017, providing an opportunity for write-in nominations.

Write-in nominations of any individual from five percent (5%) of the total membership eligible to vote shall cause the name to appear on the ballot. Any write-in nomination must be submitted to the President/CEO prior to May 1, 2017. The President/CEO will validate the names on a write-in nomination petition and disclose the names of persons listed on the petition only upon written request.

The report of the Nominating Committees will be read at the respective annual business meetings of the Council and Commissions during the ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, CA. The officers and Board members are elected by a majority vote of official representatives present at these meetings at dates and times to be announced.


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