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Official Notice of 2017-18 ACBSP Call for Nominations

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giles Rafol

2017 Official Call for Nominations

The following notice is given as a call 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 an 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, as a member of the Personnel Committee, as Chair of the Nominating Committee, and is expected to serve as a Co-Chair of ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, TX, and ACBSP Conference 2020 in Chicago, IL. The Chair-Elect for the 2018-19 year must be from an associate degree institution.

Vice Chair

This is a new position that was created with a governance restructuring through a change in the Bylaws as approved by the membership in June 2017. The Vice Chair serves for a one-year term as an advisor to the Chair and Chair-Elect, and substitutes for the Chair-Elect in his or her absence or if he/she is unable to serve. Upon conclusion of the term of Vice Chair, the Vice Chair automatically assumes the office of Chair-Elect; after which, then shall serve as Chair. The Vice Chair serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and is expected to serve as a Co-Chair of ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, TX, and ACBSP Conference 2020 in Chicago, IL. The Vice Chair for the 2018-19 year must be from a baccalaureate/graduate degree institution.

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for taking the official minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Annual Business Meeting of the Council. The Secretary serves a three-year term of office and may be elected to a consecutive second term. Debbie Gaspard, Southeast Community College (NE), Region 5, is serving her first full term and is eligible for re-nomination for an additional term that would conclude in 2021.

At-Large Director — Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Institution

Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree At-Large Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second term of office. Charles Fazzi, Saint Vincent College (PA), Region 2, is serving his first full term and is eligible for re-nomination for an additional term that would conclude in 2021.

At-Large Director — Associate Degree Institution

Associate Degree At-Large Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second term of office. Dennis Brode, Sinclair Community College (OH), Region 4, is serving a partial term and is eligible for re-nomination for an additional term that would conclude in 2021.


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 term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June, and review materials in advance of each meeting. All nominees must confirm the endorsement and support of their institution for the time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

The following individual currently serving as a Commissioner has a term that is expiring and is eligible for re-nomination:

  • Denise Smith, Brenau University (GA), Region 3

The following individuals have terms that are expiring and are not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Bruce Stetar, Southern New Hampshire University (NH), Region 1
  • R. Nandagopal, PSG Institute of Management (India), Region 10

Board of Commissioners — Associate Degree Program

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 term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June, and review materials in advance of each meeting. All nominees must have the endorsement and support of their institution for the time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

The following individual currently serving as a Commissioner has a term that is expiring and is eligible for re-nomination:

  • Germain Pichop, Oklahoma City Community College (OK), Region 6

The following individuals have terms that are expiring or are not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Dennis Brode, Sinclair Community College (OH), Region 4
  • Michelle Byrd, Greenville Technical College (SC), Region 3

Accreditation Governance Board

Notice is hereby given for six vacancies on the Accreditation Governance Board (AGB). All AGB members must be from an accredited institution. The terms of office preclude individuals from serving concurrently on any Board of Commissioners. 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.

The following individuals from Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree institutions are eligible for re-nomination:

  • Ron DeYoung, Emeritus Member, Region 5
  • Anthony Negbenebor, Gardner-Webb University (NC), Region 3

The following individual from a Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree institution is not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Tim Anderson, Chadron State College (NE), Region 5

The following individuals from Associate Degree institutions have terms that are expiring and are eligible for re-nomination:

  • Michelle Byrd, Greenville Technical College (SC), Region 3
  • Larry Zachrich, Northwest State Community College (OH), Region 4

The following individual from an Associate Degree institution is not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Von Plessner, Northwest State Community College (OH), Region 4

Nominating Process

Nominations for all positions for the Board of Directors, Board of Commissioners, and Accreditation Governance Board should be submitted to the President/CEO, who is required to forward them to the Nominating Committee. 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 office at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213. All nominations must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017.

The Nominating Committees may identify candidates beyond those received. By January 31, 2018, the Nominating Committees shall submit a slate of candidates to the President/CEO who will then forward the slate to all Champions and Co-Champions by March 1, 2018, 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 nominations must be submitted to the President/CEO by May 1, 2018. The President/CEO will validate the names of any write-in 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 ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, MO. 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.

All questions regarding the nominating process should be directed to the President/CEO.


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