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CCCC Elections

Candidates Announced for 2019 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.

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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 2023):

Holly Hassel, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Sharon Mitchler, Centralia College, WA

Secretary (one to be elected; term to expire in 2023):

David F. Green, Jr., Howard University, Washington, DC
Jane Greer, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Executive Committee (seven to be elected; one from each pair of candidates; term to expire 2022):

Steven Alvarez, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
David Blakesley, Clemson University, SC

Sonia Christine Arellano, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Jose Manuel Cortez, University of Oregon, Eugene

Ashley Holmes, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Jennifer Wingard, University of Houston, Texas

Ronisha Browdy, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Timothy Oleksiak, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Clancy Ratliff, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Tara Wood, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

William Duffy, University of Memphis, TN
Xiaoye You, Penn State University, University Park

Casie Moreland, Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Stephanie Haley Williams, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

Nominating Committee (five to be elected; one from each pair of candidates, term to expire in December 2020):

Jacob Babb, Indiana University Southeast, Albany
Garrett W. Nichols, Bridgewater State University, MA

Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, Syracuse University, NY
Kendall Leon, California State University, Chico

Vani Kannan, Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY
Jaquetta Shade-Johnson, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Jessica Pauszek, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Brooke R. Schreiber, Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY

Julia Bleakney, Elon University, NC
Mara Lee Grayson, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson

Completed ballots should be postmarked to NCTE Headquarters, by Thursday, August 1, 2019. Elections will closed at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Members of the 2018-19 Nominating Committee were James Chase Sanchez, Middlebury College, Vermont, Chair; Jeffrey Klausman, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, Washington; Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Santos Ramos, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan; and Rachel Riedner, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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


2019 Elections: Call for Nominations

The 2019 CCCC Nominating Committee invites nominations for the posts of CCCC Assistant Chair, SecretaryExecutive Committee member (seven members), and 2020 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 2019. During the first year of the term, the Assistant Chair also serves as Program Chair for the 2021 CCCC Convention. He or she becomes Associate Chair (December 2020), Chair (December 2021), and Immediate Past Chair (December 2022). The Secretary will serve a four-year term as an Officer of the CCCC Executive Committee beginning in December 2019. Members of the Executive Committee are expected to make a three-year commitment to serving CCCC, beginning in December 2019. 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 contingent, adjunct, or part-time faculty members. On the 2019 ballot, one elected position for the Executive Committee will be open to a contingent, adjunct, or part-time faculty member.

The CCCC Nominating Committee will be accepting nominations at an open meeting on Thursday, March 14, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Westin Convention Center, Somerset West Room,  during the CCCC Convention in Pittsburgh. Room is subject to change. 

Members and previous candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves.


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 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:

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