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WLU Executive Board Election
The Executive Board is responsible for making all on-going operational decisions for WLU and is comprised of a President, President-Elect, Past President, and six elected officers. Elections occur in the spring each year.
Candidates successful in their bid for the presidency begin by serving a one-year term as President-Elect, then proceeding to President for a two-year term, and ending with the one-year term of Past President. This organizational formula allows for a gradual shift into the leadership position and ensures that a certain level of expertise is always available at the senior level. The immediate Past President shall serve as a nonvoting advisor to the Executive Board.
President Responsibilities and Activities
Executive Board Members
All other Executive Board members serve 3-year terms with two Executive Board members being elected each year. The Executive Board members are elected by mail or electronic ballot, but in order to respect the international nature of WLU, no more than five Executive Board members are from the same country whenever possible. The Executive Board members shall attend meetings of both the Executive Board and the Delegates Assembly as voting members.
Board Member Responsibilities and Activities
—WLU Constitution: Article IV, Section 3
Congratulations to the following candidates elected to the WLU Executive Board in 2019!
- Natasha A. Thornton, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Kennesaw State University; Professional Liaison for Diversity, Bagwell College of Education; Co-director, KSU Conference on Literature for Children and Adults; Co-advisor, #BlackTeachersMatter Student Organization (KSU)
- Anna G. Osborn, reading specialist, Jefferson Middle School, Missouri (19 years in the classroom); literacy doctoral candidate, University of Missouri-Columbia, MoCTE Membership Chair, Mid-Missouri TAWL Board