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The election of NACADA leadership positions for terms beginning in October 2008 began on February 1, 2008 when the online voting system was made accessible to all eligible voting NACADA members. Login information and passwords were e-mailed individually to members. The positions for which candidates were seeking election included NACADA President, Vice President, Board of Directors members, Region Chairs, Commission Chairs, and Standing Committee Chairs. The election process for these positions concluded on February 22 after which all valid votes were tallied. These newly elected leaders will begin their terms in October 2008 following the Annual Conference in Chicago.

The elections of the Division Representatives for the Administrative and Regional Divisions for the two-year term of October 2008-October 2010 were held immediately after the conclusion of the general elections. Current and newly elected Standing Committee Chairs along with the Advisory Board Chairs participated in the voting process for the elected Administrative Division Representative position. Current and newly elected Region Chairs participated in the voting process for the elected Regional Division Representative position. The incoming appointed Division Representative for the Commission and Interest Group Division will also soon be named, and that individual will also begin a two-year term in October 2008 following the annual conference.

The 2008 leadership election results are as follows:

Board of Directors:
President (1-year term, 2008-2009):Casey Self (Arizona State University)
Vice President (1-year term, 2008-2009):Jayne Drake(Temple University)

Board of Directors (3-year term each, 2008-2011):
Kazi Mamun(University of California, Riverside)
Celeste Pardee(University of Arizona)
Kathy Stockwell(Fox Valley Technical College)

Division Representatives (2-year term, 2008-2010):
Administrative Division Representative:Jermaine Williams (Temple University)
Regional Division Representative: Kyle Ellis (University of Mississippi)
Commission & Interest Group Division Representative: Jennifer Joslin (University of Iowa)

Region Chairs(2008-2010):
Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Kathie Sindt (Johns Hopkins University)
Southeast Region 4: Doug Waddell (Florida State University)
North Central Region 6: Pat Mason-Browne (University of Iowa)
Northwest Region 8: Brett McFarlane (Oregon State University)
Rocky Mountain Region 10: Dawn Fettig (University of Colorado)

Commission Chairs(2008-2010):
Advising Administration: Janet Spence (University of Louisville)
Advising Students with Disabilities :LaDonna Bridges (Framingham State College)
Advising Transfer Students: Amanda Hatton (University of Utah)
Assessment of Advising: Richard Ribb (University of Texas at Austin)
Engineering & Science Advising: Dan King (Michigan State University)
Faculty Advising: Vicki McGillin (Texas Woman’s University)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered & Allies Concerns: Mark Vegter (Illinois State University)
Multicultural Concerns: Cornelius Gilbert (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Small Colleges & Universities: Kristi Quiros (Texas Lutheran University)
Undecided & Exploratory Students: Kathleen Smith (Florida State University)

Committee Chairs(2008-2010):
Finance Committee: Joanne Damminger (Rowan University)
Membership Committee: Rodney Mondor (University of Southern Maine)
Research Committee: Peter Hagen (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

The NACADA Board of Directors and the Executive Office appreciate the time that NACADA members took to study the qualifications and platform statements of the candidates and cast their votes online. We also thank all individuals who participated in the election — the candidates who ran for office as well as those who nominated them. Congratulations to those who have been elected to leadership positions. Their willingness to make this commitment to NACADA is greatly appreciated.

If you or a colleague are interested in serving in a NACADA Leadership position and would like to become a candidate in next year’s elections, more information is available on our Web site. Be sure to watch the monthly Member Highlights for more information on these elections and the nomination process.

Cite this article using APA style as: 2008 NACADA leadership position election results. (2008, June). Academic Advising Today, 31(2). Retrieved from [insert url here]

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