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Nominating Committee
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The Nominating Committee is charged with submitting a slate of eligible candidates for office for approval to the Board of Directors in accordance with Article V, Sections 1 and 2 of the Bylaws.  In its selection of candidates, the Nominating Committee should keep the following criteria in mind: 

  • The committee should prioritize candidates that are highly qualified and respected by peers.
  • The Nominating Committee should strive for diversity of all kinds when considering candidates for nomination.
  • The Nominating Committee will designate one of the existing Board seats for a precariously employed Regular Member defined as contingent faculty, part-time faculty, or non-tenure track faculty.
  • Consider each potential candidate’s record of commitment to SCMS across a range of activities and/or their overall record of service to campus and professional organizations.
  • Prioritize candidates that are collegial, thoughtful, and productive in collaborative settings.
  • The Nominating Committee may not nominate one of its own members for SCMS office.
  • Nominees may not run for office two years in a row.

Priscilla Peña Ovalle, University of Oregon (Liaison on the Board of Directors)

2019-2020 Members:

Chair: Steven Cohan (2019-2021)
Benjamin Aslinger, Bentley University (2017-2020)

Kristen Hatch, University of California, Irvine (2017-2020)
Kevin Sanson, Queensland University of Technology (2017-2020)
Kristen Warner, University of Alabama (2018-2021)
Gerald Butters, Aurora College (2018-2021)
Shanti Kumar, University of Texas at Austin (2018-2021)


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