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2016 Election: Candidates Announced

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 mailed out at the end of May.

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

Candidates for 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 2020) are: Asao B. Inoue, University of Washington, Tacoma; and Octavio Pimentel, Texas State University, San Marcos.

Candidates for Executive Committee (seven to be elected; one from each pair of candidates; term expires in 2019) are: Aja Y. Martinez, State University of New York at Binghamton and Cruz Medina, Santa Clara University, Tucson, Arizona; Jeffrey R. Galin, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton and Bump Halbritter, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Donnie Johnson Sackey, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and Michelle Bachelor Robinson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Martha (Marty) Townsend, University of Missouri, Columbia and Christine Tulley, University of Findlay, Ohio; Resa Crane Bizzaro, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kristin Arola, Washington State University, Pullman;. Lauren Rosenberg, Eastern Connecticut University, Willimantic and Sheila Carter-Tod, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Christine Peters Cucciarre, University of Delaware, Newark and Nicole Guinot Varty, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee (five to be elected; one from each pair of candidates; term expires in 2017) are: Christie Toth, University of Utah, Salt Lake City and Sarah Z. Johnson, Madison College, Wisconsin; Jaime Armin Mejia, Texas State University, San Marcos and Isabel Baca, University of Texas at El Paso; Amy Rupiper Taggart, North Dakota State University, Fargo and Lori Ostergaard, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; Garrett W. Nichols, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts and M. Melissa Elston, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville; Alexandria Lockett, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia and Candace Epps-Robertson, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Members of the 2015-2016 CCCC Nominating Committee were Staci M. Perryman-Clark, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Chair; Timothy R. Amidon, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins; Christina V. Cedillo, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Mike Edwards, Washington State University, Pullman; and Erika Lindemann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Completed ballots should be postmarked, to NCTE Headquarters, by August 1, 2016.


2016 Election: Call for Nominations

The 2016 CCCC Nominating Committee invites nominations for the posts of CCCC Assistant ChairExecutive Committee member (seven members), and 2017 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 2016. During the first year of the term, the Assistant Chair also serves as Program Chair for the 2018 CCCC Convention. He or she becomes Associate Chair (December 2017), Chair (December 2018), and Immediate Past Chair (December 2019). Members of the Executive Committee are expected to make a three-year commitment to serving CCCC, beginning in December 2016. 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. On the 2016 ballot, one elected position for the Executive Committee will be open to a contingent, adjunct, or part-time faculty member.

Please send nominations, with biographical information, by March 11, 2016, via email to Members and previous candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves.

2015 CCCC Election Results


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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