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11.29.23

Call for Nominations for 2024 OCAAUP Elections

President, Secretary, At-Large Positions to be elected

We are now seeking nominations for the 2024 Ohio Conference AAUP Board of Trustees’ elections. In accordance with our governing policies, nominees must have been a member for at least two years and current on dues to be eligible for a trustee position.

Nominations should be sent to Sara Kilpatrick, Executive Director, at sara@ocaaup.org no later than January 15, 2024

Below are the positions to be elected directly through the Conference elections next year. Those who are elected will serve a two-year term beginning September 1, 2024 with one exception.

  • President
  • Secretary
  • At-Large Member: Private Institution (nominee must be a member at a private institution)
  • At-Large Member: Public or Private Institution with fewer than 100 members (This is a special election to fill the remainder of a term. The elected member will serve only one year, but will be eligible to run again in 2025 for a full two-year term.)

Below is information about what these positions entail:

The President shall preside at Conference meetings and, with the approval of the Trustees, arrange for the Conference meetings and appoint Chairs of the standing committees; shall execute such matters as are referred to him or her at Conference meetings and by the Trustees; and, in consultation with the Trustees, shall take such other actions as are judged necessary to carry out the objectives of the Ohio Conference, and shall report at the next Conference meeting any actions taken by the Trustees during the time between meetings.

The Secretary shall keep the Ohio Conference records, including minutes of meetings of the trustees and of the Conference.

The At-Large positions are supposed to provide the Conference board with a perspective from faculty at private institutions and public institutions with smaller chapters.

The Conference Board has four Saturday meetings each academic year that trustees are expected to attend, one of which is the Annual Meeting. These have been a mix of in-person and virtual meetings. Trustees also oversee the executive director and provide direction for the organization.

Serving on the Board of Trustees is a rewarding way to engage in statewide AAUP issues and state government advocacy. If you have questions, or would like to submit a nomination, contact Sara Kilpatrick at sara@ocaaup.org

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