Call for Nominations: SSAWW President and VP for Publications

From Koritha Mitchell, SSAWW Nominations Chair:

A friendly reminder: nominations and self-nominations by January 31. All details below

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Dear SSAWW colleagues:

The time has come to begin the process for replacing officers whose terms are up at the end of 2015/start of 2016. Holding elections now will provide an opportunity for incoming officers to shadow their outgoing predecessors during 2015.

Two posts will become vacant, both vital to the success of SSAWW: the Vice President of Publications and the President.

The VP of Publications manages the website and organizes the online newsletter and its publication. The website is, of course, critical to the success of SSAWW. The current VP of Publications, Donna Campbell, has made a brilliant success of this job and has therefore helped SSAWW advance by leaps and bounds! The person elected holds the position for three years and, by mutual agreement, for a further three years. The VP of Publications enjoys the support of a graduate student, currently Jordan L. Von Cannon of Louisiana State University ( Donna Campbell has agreed to provide information about what this vital position entails. Feel free to contact her at

The second position for which we need a replacement is President of the SSAWW, a post currently held by R J (Dick) Ellis. This position lasts for three years (fixed term). Of course, Dick Ellis is happy to provide information about what being president entails. Feel free to contact him at

Nominations open for these positions on 1 December 2014 and close on 31 January 2015.

This process is conducted by the Advisory Board’s Nominations Sub-committee, which I chair. All nominations should therefore be submitted to me via Elections, if needed, will be held during Spring 2015.

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. When nominating someone else, please secure the agreement of the nominee. Those standing will be asked to provide a brief 500- to 750-word statement of what they will bring to the position. This statement will be used in the event of an election.

SSAWW retains its fundamental commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of its activities.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Koritha sounds like Aretha


Koritha Mitchell, PhD

Associate Professor of English

The Ohio State University

543 Denney Hall, 164 West 17th Ave

Columbus, Ohio 43210