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Board of Directors

Requirements

Members of the Board of Directors must be ACRES members in good standing to be nominated and elected to office. New Board members shall take office immediately following the annual business meeting at the national conference to serve three (3)-year terms. Board members cannot serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. The Chair and Historian will serve three (3)-year terms as Chair-elect/Chair/Past Chair or Apprentice Historian/Historian/Consulting Historian. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected annually. National Coordinator(s) and Editor(s) shall be appointed by the board to serve five (5) year renewable terms.

A description of roles can be found in the ACRES Bylaws also at that site. All nominees for the Board must be ACRES members in good standing (dues paid to date) and nominees for officer positions must have prior service as a Board member (at least one year).

Directions for Nominations

Positions to be filled for the coming year will be announced to all membership via email. 

Please send nominations to ACRES Headquarters staff at acres-sped@mail.wvu.edu.

Nominate Yourself

To nominate yourself, please send your name, the role for which you are nominating yourself, a brief explanation of why you feel you are qualified for office, and your previous involvement in ACRES.

Nominate Others

To nominate others, please confirm with the individual that s/he is willing to serve and send the name(s) and the role(s) for which you are nominating the person, a brief explanation of why you feel s/he is qualified for office, and his/her previous involvement in ACRES.

Current Board of Directors

2022-2023 Executive Board

  • Cathy Galyon
    East Tennesee State University
    Chair

  • Tori Colson
    University of Southern Indiana
    Chair-elect

  • Mark Butler
    Anderson University
    Past Chair

  • Anthony Menendez
    Cleveland State University
    Secretary

  • Colleen Wood-Fields
    West Virginia University
    Treasurer

  • Pamina Abkowitz
    St. Bonaventure University
    Past Historian

  • Todd Sundeen
    University of Northern Colorado
    Historian

  • Kathy Randolph
    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
    Apprentice Historian

Board Member Affiliation Term Expires
Doug Sturgeon (1) Shawnee State University 2023 Conference
Anne Berry (1) Plymouth State University 2023 Conference
Channon Horn (1) University of Kentucky 2023 Conference
Susan Schultz (1) St. John Fisher College 2023 Conference
Lee Mason (1) Cook Children's Health Care System, TCU 2023 Conference
Brittany Hott (1) Oklahoma University 2023 Conference
Colleen Wood-Fields (1) West Virginia University 2023 Conference
Mark Butler (2) Anderson University 2023 Conference
Cathy Galyon (2) East Tennessee State University 2023 Conference
Matt Jameson (1) University of Utah 2023 Conference
David Stockford (1) Funfair-4 2024 Conference
Karen Koehler (1) Shawnee University 2024 Conference
Cynthia Baughan (1) Anderson University 2024 Conference
Anthony Menendez (2) Cleveland State University 2024 Conference
Pamina Abkowitz (1) St. Bonaventure University 2024 Conference
Todd Sundeen (1) University of Northern Colorado 2024 Conference
Louise Yoho (1) Black Hills State University 2024 Conference
Jared Stewart-Ginsburg (1) Francis Marion University 2024 Conference
Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel Eastern Illinois University 2024 Conference
Shawn Huisinga Indiana State University 2024 Conference
Tori Colson (1) University of Southern Indiana 2024 Conference
Kathy Randolph (1) University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 2025 Conference
Sarah Lears- Hawkins (1) University of Kentucky 2025 Conference
Joanna Ryan (1) University of Utah 2025 Conference
* Number in parenthesis represent term of service. Members at Large can only serve two consecutive terms and then must site out one year before seeking election. 

Board Members-Past and Present