The Spouse/Partner Nominating Committee uses nominations received from the spouse/partner network to develop an annual slate of individuals to serve on the Spouse/Partner Planning Committee. The slate that is developed is subsequently presented to the entire spouse/partner membership for ratification.The Committee is composed of seven members-each serving a two year term-who have been active in the Spouse/Partner Program and thus likely to know a broad cross-section of the membership. Every year about half of the Committee (three to four members) rotate off, with new members replacing them.
The Nominations Committee uses the following guidelines when establishing the annual slate:The slate should:
(year in parentheses under each Committee member's name indicates the year of the AASCU Annual Meeting in which that member's term will end)
ChairElizabeth G. RossCentral Michigan State University(2014)Janice BeranUniversity of Arkansas - Fort Smith(2014)
Albert R. (Mickey) HowardLiaison to the Spouse/Partner Program, AASCU (ex officio)Judith K. IngleSpouse Program Planning and Outreach Coordinator, AASCU(ex officio)
Melinda P. JohnsonOklahoma State Regents for Higher Education(2015)Kathy KillebrewTexas A&M University - Corpus Christi(2014)Georgia Nix MillerUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington(2015)
Pamela PruittThomas Edison State College (N.J.)(2015)
FAQs about the Nominations Committee and the Nominations Process
Q. Who selects the members of the Nominations Committee?
A. The Nominations Committee is self perpetuating, thus it uses submitted nominations to fill the open slots on the Nominations Committee as well as the Planning Committee. The entire AASCU spouse/partner network then ratifies a slate that includes proposed new members for both Committees.
Q. Are self nominations accepted?
A. Yes, both peer and self nominations are accepted.
Q. When are nominations accepted?
A. A call for nominations is sent out every year in late spring/early summer. The slate is then distributed for ratification in late summer.