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2017 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 2021) are Derek Mueller, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, and Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Candidates for Executive Committee (six to be elected, one from each pair of candidates; term expires December 2020) are Eli Goldblatt, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Iris Ruiz, University of California, Merced; Cruz Medina, Santa Clara University, California, and Donnie Johnson Sackey, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Jay Jordan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University, New York; Christina Victoria Cedillo, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas, and Matthew Cox, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina; Robert L. Lively, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada, and Leslie Roberts, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, Michigan; Charissa Che, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and Karrieann Soto Vega, Syracuse University, New York.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee (five to be elected, one from each pair of candidates; term expires December 2018) are Franny Howes, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, and Garrett W. Nichols, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts; Deborah Bertsch, Columbus State Community College, Ohio, and Andrea Malouf, Salt Lake Community College, Utah; Andrea Riley Mukavetz, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, and Chalice Randazzo, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; Steven Alvarez, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, and Steve Parks, Syracuse University, New York; Kate Mangelsdorf, University of Texas at El Paso, and Jennifer Wingard, University of Houston, Texas.

Members of the 2016–17 CCCC Nominating Committee were Christie Toth, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Chair; Isabel Baca, University of Texas at El Paso; M. Melissa Elston, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryland; Candace Epps-Robertson, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; and Lori Ostergaard, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Completed ballots should be postmarked, to NCTE Headquarters, by Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Elections will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

2017 Election: Call for Nominations

The 2017 CCCC Nominating Committee invites nominations for the posts of CCCC Assistant ChairExecutive Committee member (six members), and 2018 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 2017. During the first year of the term, the Assistant Chair also serves as Program Chair for the 2019 CCCC Convention. He or she becomes Associate Chair (December 2018), Chair (December 2019), and Immediate Past Chair (December 2020). Members of the Executive Committee are expected to make a three-year commitment to serving CCCC, beginning in December 2017. 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 2017 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).

Please send nominations, with a resume, by February 20, 2017, via email to Members and previous candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves.

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2016 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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