SSAWW Call for Nominations (Deadline: 10.15.2021)

Dear Colleagues:

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers is seeking nominations for three officer positions:

President

Vice President of Organizational Matters

Vice President of Publications

Please consider nominating yourself and/or deserving colleagues.

The SSAWW constitution defines these positions as follows:

 
The President shall be elected by a majority of the members and shall serve a three-year term. The President shall preside at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board.  It shall be the President’s duty to formulate policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations and purposes of the Society.  In filling this and any other Association responsibility, the President may call upon other officers, members of the Executive Council, and such ad hoc committees as the President may wish to appoint, for assistance.


The Vice President of Organizational Matters shall be elected by a majority of the voting members and shall be elected for a three-year term. The Vice President of Organizational Matters shall assist the President at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and in formulating policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations of the Society.

The Vice President of Publications shall be elected by a majority of the voting members and shall be elected for a three-year term.  The Vice President of Publications shall assist the president at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and shall maintain the Society website, the Facebook account, and the Twitter account.  They shall also manage the SSAWW listserv and other communication between the Society and its members.  With the advice of the Officers and Advisory Board, they shall also oversee any publications projects that the Society undertakes. 

Nominations should be sent to ssaww.nominations@gmail.com by October 15th.  If you are nominating yourself, please include a 250-word vision statement and a 150-word biographical statement.  If you are nominating a colleague, please provide their name and contact information.  We ask that you discuss your nomination with your colleague prior to submitting it.

The slate of nominees and the voting procedures will be posted on the SSAWW website two weeks prior to the conference.  The vote is open to all members in good standing, not just those in attendance at the conference. Members will vote online (a link is forthcoming).  Voting will begin at the time of the conference and will stay open until December 2nd.

Please contact Jennifer Putzi (Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee) if you have questions.

Thank you on behalf of SSAWW!

Jennifer Putzi, jlputz@wm.edu

Chair, SSAWW Nominations and Elections Committee

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