Elections Information

On behalf of the Elections Committee, here are the results of this year's elections. A big thanks to all of the candidates who ran for a position. The newly elected members of the executive board are:

F. Michelle Richardson

[Not up for election in 2021]

DCCC Chair
Marques Dexter

[Not up for election in 2021]

Beth Cavalier
Bryan Clift

Graduate Student Representative
Cristine Vlcek

For more information about the elections process, please click on the 2021 Elections Information tab on this page.

You can also read about these positions in the NASSS Constitution and Bylaws and in the Policy and Procedures Manual, which are posted on the NASSS website: NASSS.org/about/documents.


The Open Positions in the NASSS 2021 Election are

  1. President-Elect (3 year commitment). Year one as President-Elect (responsible for organizing NASSS conference)*; Year two as President (oversees the business of NASSS and delivers Presidential Address); Year three as Past-President (serves in a mentoring role to the Pres and Pres-Elect, chairs the Service Excellence Award Committee and is a member of the SSJ Early Career Researcher Award Committee). *Note: the newly elected P-E will be invited to serve on the current Conference Program Committee prior to entering the role as P-E in November.
  2. Diversity and Conference Climate Committee (DCCC) Chair (3 year position). The DCCC Chair coordinates efforts between both the President-Elect as the conference program chair and the DCC Committee to ensure diverse membership and conference programming, to enhance the intellectual vibrancy of the organization and conference program, and to schedule activities that facilitate a positive conference climate for all attendees. This position will also assist in other duties as assigned by the Board
  3. Member-at-Large (MAL) (1 position, open) (2 year position). In this position, the MAL shall chair a different committee each of the two years of the term (the Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award, the Outstanding SSJ Article Award or the Outstanding Book Award), while also participating in Board meetings over email during the year and at Board meetings while at the annual conference in November.
  4. Graduate Student Representative (2 year position). Elected by graduate students. Represent the views of graduate students to the Board; inform graduate students about the Board’s activities. The grad student reps are traditionally involved in assisting other graduate students find shared accommodation for the conference, coordinating the signups for ‘take a student to lunch' and assisting with the book raffle. Additional initiatives, with the goal of addressing issues specific to graduate students and improving their conference experience, are encouraged (for example, organizing graduate student-focused conference sessions or social events).

To find out more about these positions, feel free to contact a current or past NASSS Board member: https://nasss.org/about/exec-board/.

You can also read about the positions in the NASSS Constitution and Bylaws and in the Policy and Procedures Manual, which are posted on the NASSS website: NASSS.org/about/documents.

If you are interested in standing for election, you can self-nominate by sending an email to any member of the Elections Committee. Please approach others you feel are a good fit for these positions as well; you may nominate other members after obtaining their permission.

Members interested in standing for election will send a brief bio which will be posted on the official ballot (we will send you a template with the standard format).

Please be sure you are a current NASSS member to vote in the upcoming elections and to run for office. You can join NASSS through the link on the NASSS website: https://nasss.org/join/

Thank you for your consideration in helping to keep our board strong and effective with capable and talented leaders!

If you have any questions about the nomination or election process, please do not hesitate to ask.



NASSS Elections Committee

Callie Maddox (Chair): maddoxce@miamioh.edu