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CCCC Elections

Candidates Announced for 2020 Elections

Current CCCC members, with an email address on file, will receive their ballots by email. If you wish to change your preferred email or add an email address, please visit our website and update your record. Ballots will be sent by the end of May.

Candidates Biographical Information

The CCCC Nominating Committee has named the following candidates for CCCC offices in the summer elections.

Assistant Chair (one to be elected; succeeding to posts of Associate Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair for a four-year term to expire in December 2024):

Staci Perryman-Clark, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
David Blakesley, Clemson University, South Carolina

Executive Committee (six to be elected; one from each pair of candidates; term to expire 2023):

Maria Novotny, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Josan Chew Kit Tham, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Mya Poe, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Jeanine L. Williams, University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi

Timothy Oleksiak, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Don Unger, University of Mississippi, Oxford

Stephanie Dowdle Maenhardt, Salt Lake Community College, Utah
Annie Mendenhall, Georgia Southern University, Savannah

Travis Margoni, Yakima Valley College, Washington
David Sutton, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

Jane S. Nazzal, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California
Zhaozhe Wang, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Nominating Committee (five to be elected; one from each pair of candidates, term to expire in December 2021):

Yavanna M. Brownlee, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Ashanka Kumari, Texas A&M University, Commerce

Trent M. Kays, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia
Steven Lessner, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale

Crystal N. Fodrey, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Hannah J. Rule, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Erin McLaughlin, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Dagmar Scharold, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas

Emily Legg, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Cristina Sánchez-Martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Members of the 2019–20 CCCC Nominating Committee were Jaquetta Shade-Johnson, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, chair; Jacob Babb, Indiana University Southeast, Albany; Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, Syracuse University, NY; Maria Lee Grayson, California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Brooke R. Schreiber, Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY.

Mailed ballots should be postmarked to NCTE headquarters by Saturday, August 1, 2020. Elections will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Questions: Please contact Linda Walters-Moore at NCTE Headquarters.


2020 Elections: Call for Nominations

The 2020 CCCC Nominating Committee invites nominations for the posts of CCCC Assistant Chair, Executive Committee member (six members), and 2021 Nominating Committee (five members). The Nominating Committee seeks to identify CCCC members who are committed to the organization and willing to do its work. The post of Assistant Chair involves a four-year commitment, beginning in December 2020. During the first year of the term, the Assistant Chair also serves as Program Chair for the 2022 CCCC Convention. He or she becomes Associate Chair (December 2021), Chair (December 2022), and Immediate Past Chair (December 2023). Members of the Executive Committee are expected to make a three-year commitment to serving CCCC, beginning in December 2020. The Executive Committee meets for a full day immediately prior to the CCCC Annual Convention in the spring as well as for two days at the NCTE Annual Convention in the fall. Executive Committee and Nominating Committee members are chosen to represent a mix of institutions and regions. The officers and Executive Committee are committed to increased recruitment, representation, and participation of members of historically underrepresented groups in every aspect of the committee’s work as well as throughout its activities. In addition, CCCC encourages the nomination of graduate students. On the 2020 ballot, one elected position for the Executive Committee will be open to a graduate student (candidates must be graduate students at the time of election).

The CCCC Nominating Committee will be accepting nominations at an open meeting on Thursday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Pabst Room, during the CCCC Convention in Milwaukee. Room is subject to change.


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Questions: Please contact Linda Walters-Moore at NCTE Headquarters.


Election Process

CCCC elects its leaders through a ballot mailed to the entire CCCC membership.  The CCCC Nominating Committee (click here for a listing of Nominating Committee members from 1994 to the present) is elected annually through this process and serves for one year.  The elected Nominating Committee members (as well as the Immediate and Senior Past Chairs of CCCC, who also serve on the nominating committee) select a slate of candidates from nominations, which may be made by any CCCC member.  This slate of candidates is contacted, their consent to run obtained, and an election held during the summer to determine who will replace the Assistant Chair (for a four-year term, ascending to Associate Chair, Chair, and Past Chair), the outgoing members of the CCCC Executive Committee, the CCCC Nominating Committee, and the CCCC Secretary (every four years).


Elected Offices

Click on a link below for specific information about each of the CCCC elected offices:

Assistant Chair (to serve through the CCCC Chairs’ Rotation)

CCCC Executive Committee

CCCC Nominating Committee

CCCC Secretary


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