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Call for Nominations

Executive Board, Council of Writing Program Administrators

In July 2020, the CWPA Executive Board will say goodbye and thank you to three members who are ending their board terms: Sheila Carter-Tod (Virginia Tech), Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, (Syracuse University) and Staci Perryman-Clark (Western Michigan University). 

We therefore invite nominations for three new Executive Board members, each of whom will serve a three-year term beginning in July 2020. Please note that while all nominations are welcome and will receive due consideration, increased diversity among our leadership is a priority to which the organization has committed itself. Nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups and individuals who can lend diverse perspectives are strongly encouraged. 

The Executive Board: 

  • oversees the CWPA, its events, and its activities; 
  • forms policies and procedures for its management; and 
  • engages in special projects and initiatives. 

In addition, each Executive Board Member: 

  • serves as a voting member of the Executive Board; and 
  • serves on one or two committees for the organization. 

All nominees should have a demonstrated commitment to the work of the Council and a background in writing-program administration (broadly defined). They must be willing to attend board meetings at the CCCC conference and at the CWPA summer conference during their full term of service. (Technology-mediated attendance is available in special circumstances.) Self-nominations as well as nominations of others are welcomed. 

To be considered, a nomination should include: 

  • all contact information; 
  • a CV (attached or available at a Web site) or a description of the nominee's work; and 
  • a statement explaining why the nominee makes a strong candidate for membership on the CWPA Executive Board. 

If you are nominating another individual, please secure the nominee's permission before submitting the nomination. 

All nominators and nominees must be current members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Nominations are reviewed by the CWPA Nominating Committee, which develops a slate of candidates for the ballot. If you have questions about serving on the Executive Board, please contact Cheri Lemieux Spiegel, Chair of the CWPA Nominating Committee, at 

Please send your nominations via e-mail to Cheri Lemieux Spiegel ( by February 15, 2020. Please use the heading "Executive Board Nomination" in your message. 

Other Nominating Committee members include Paula Patch (Elon University and current CWPA Vice President), Gin Schwarz (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Meagan Newberry (College of Western Idaho), Becky Caouette (Rhode Island College) and Derek Mueller (Virginia Tech and current EB Member).

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