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The Division 52 Nominations and Elections Committee solicits nominations for elected positions on the Division 52 Board of Directors. Nominations are accepted from Division Members and Associate Members and (for student positions) Student Affiliate Members.

Open Positions for 2019 Elections

All elected positions officially will begin 1 January 2020. In the time between election results and the end of the year, elected persons will serve in a “designee” role to allow a smooth transition into their elected position, with full support from current officers.

  • President-Elect of Division 52
    The President-Elect serves one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as immediate Past President. The duties of the President-Elect are to work collaboratively with the “Presidential Trio” (past-current-elect) to provide continuity in the implementation of the Division 52 strategic plan. The President-Elect also serves as Co-Chair with the Past President of the Strategic Planning Committee and participates actively in Division committees on awards and nominations as well as the Board and the Presidential Advisory Committee.
  • Vice President for Communications
    The Scope of interest includes facilitating and supporting all communication and publication activities of the Division and chairing the Publications and Communications Committee. The VP role is not to run the groups that are responsible for these specific activities, but to ensure communication and coordination among the groups under his/her purview, to offer support and suggestions for potential areas of focus, and to work with other leaders within the Division to maximize synergies, both internally and externally. The Vice President participates as an active member in the Board of Directors and the Presidential Advisory Committee. The term is 3 years.

  • Vice President for Initiatives
    The scope of interest includes facilitating and supporting activities, collaborations, partnerships, programs, and projects that are designed to further the mission, vision, and values of the Division, within the Division, within APA, and external to APA. The VP role is not to run the groups that are responsible for these specific activities, but to ensure communication and coordination among the groups under his/her purview, to offer support and suggestions for potential areas of focus, and to work with other leaders within the Division to maximize synergies, both internally and externally.The Vice President participates as an active member in the Board of Directors and the Presidential Advisory Committee. The term is 3 years.

  • Secretary
    The duties of the Secretary are to maintain a comprehensive, accurate and accessible record of all official Division proceedings, rosters, records, timelines and materials and to ensure appropriate processes of documentation, review and approval; To maintain the Division Handbook in coordination with the Strategic Planning Committee to assure that Division decisions and rules of procedure are properly recorded and maintained in the Handbook; to maintain coordination between the Division and the Central Office of APA; To issue calls for items and coordinate production of Board and Member meeting agendas and agenda books. 

  • Chair-Elect of the ECP Committee
    The Chair-Elect of the Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Committee will join the ECP leadership team (Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair). The ECP leadership team works to increase visibility of ECP representation in the Division and in APA, to develop resources for career development in an international context and to represent ECP concerns to the Division 52 Board of Directors. The term is 3 years as Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair. Nominees must have received their doctoral degree 2010 or later. 

  • Student Representative to the Board / Chair-Elect, Student Committee
    The Student Committee Chair-Elect will join the Student leadership team (CHair-Elect, Chair, Past Chair). In the Chair year, this individual serves as Student Representative to the Board of Directors. Student Committee positions are elected by students only (i.e., nominations are accepted from all Division members, affiliates and student members; however, the election will be by students only).

Nomination Guidelines and Procedures

Each of the above positions will begin January 1, 2020. All nominees must hold APA Membership or Student Affiliate Membership (for the Student Representative to the Board of Directors) and be a member of Division 52. Individuals may be nominated or may self-nominate for a position.

Anyone nominated / self-nominated for a position must fill out a nominations form or send an email to Dr. Merry Bullock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than midnight Eastern Time, February 8, 2019, which includes:

  1. Position desired
  2. Nominator contact information and Nominee contact information (self-nominations are welcome) 
  3. A brief (i.e., one page) description of the nominee's interests in and qualifications for the nominated-for position
  4. A copy of the nominee's curriculum vita
  5. Contact information (address / phone / email) for up to three individuals who are willing to serve as references if contacted by the Nominations and Elections Committee.

The N&E Committee will review nominations received and subsequently propose an election slate to the Division 52 Board of Directors. All nominees confirmed by the Board of Directors will be asked to provide a photo and a 250-word statement regarding why they seek the position, which will appear on the Division 52 website, and on the official ballot sent by APA to Division members.

Position Responsibilities

In addition to meeting responsibilities that are under the purview of their specific position, all elected officers are expected to attend the Executive Committee (EC) meetings in August at the APA Convention, the Mid-Winter meeting, usually held in conjunction with a conference, and regular teleconference calls. Attendance at the two EC meetings also will be available via teleconference.

Nominations and Elections Committee

Merry Bullock, Past President and Chair
Nancy Sidun, President
Brigitte Khoury, President-Elect
Jean Lau Chin, past Past President
Senel Poyrazli, past Past President
Craig Shealy, past Past President

 

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