Call for Nominations for WPA-GO Graduate Committee Election

Call for Nominations for the WPA-GO Graduate Committee Election

In July 2012 the WPA-GO Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to members Meaghan Brewer, Temple University; Cristyn L. Elder, Purdue University; Todd Ruecker, University of Texas at El Paso; Megan Schoen, Purdue University; and Ryan Witt, Temple University. In order to maintain the 7-person GC as outlined in the recently adopted WPA-GO By-Laws, we invite nominations for three new Graduate Committee members.

The GC oversees WPA-GO, its events, and its activities; creates policies and procedures for its management; and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new GC members will serve for up to a total of three years or until June 30th of the year the member graduates from his or her graduate program, with terms beginning in July 2012.
Nominees should be current graduate students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to writing program administration as it relates to writing centers, WAC, first year composition, and other programs. Nominees must be able and willing to attend GC meetings at the annual CCCC conference and at the annual CWPA summer conference during their term of service. Self-nominations as well as nominations of others are welcomed.

To be considered, a nomination should include the following: the nominee’s name, institution, phone number, and email; anticipated graduation date; CV (attached or available at a Web site); and a statement of the nominee’s interest in WPA work as well as an explanation of why the nominee makes a strong candidate for membership on the WPA-GO Graduate Committee. Please secure a nominee's permission before submitting the nomination.

All nominators and nominees must be current members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and WPA-GO. For membership information, please go to Nominations are reviewed by the WPA-GO Elections Committee, which develops a slate of candidates for the ballot.

If you have questions about serving on the GC, please contact Cristyn L. Elder, Chair of the WPA-GO Elections Committee, at Please send your nominations via e-mail to by Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 11:59pm. Please use the subject "Graduate Committee Nomination" for your message.


Cristyn L. Elder, Laurie A. Pinkert, and Patti E. Poblete

WPA-GO Elections Committee