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2015 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 2019) are: Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt, Yakima Valley Community College, Washington; and Sharon Mitchler, Centralia College, Washington.

Candidates for Secretary (one to be elected; term expires in 2019) are: Clint Gardner, Salt Lake Community College, Utah; and Jessie L. Moore, Elon University, North Carolina.

Candidates for the Executive Committee (seven to be elected; one from each pair of candidates, term expires in 2018) are: Doug Downs, Montana State University, Bozeman and Neal Lerner, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts; Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland, College Park and Roxanne Mountford, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Shanti Bruce, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, University of Delaware, Newark; Heather Ostman, SUNY Westchester Community College, New York and Bo Wang, California State University, Fresno; Bruce McComiskey, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tony Scott, Syracuse University, New York; John Duffy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana and David Gold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Michael J. Faris, Texas Tech University, Lubbock and T J Geiger II, Lamar University, Texas.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee (five to be elected; one from each pair of candidates; term expires in 2016) are: Santosh Khadka, California State University, Northridge and Staci M. Perryman-Clark, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; Timothy R. Amidon, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins and Joshua C. Hilst, Utah Valley University, Orem; William Duffy, University of Memphis, Tennessee and Mike Edwards, Washington State University, Pullman; Erika Lindemann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Carol Rutz, Carleton College, Minnesota; and Christina V. Cedillo, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma and J. Michael Rifenburg, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega.

Members of the 2014-2015 CCCC Nominating Committee were Lauren Fitzgerald, Yeshiva University, New York, Chair; Jennifer Richardson Burg, Southern Vermont College, Bennington; Cheryl Glenn, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Clancy Ratliff, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Jim Webber, University of Nevada, Reno.

Completed ballots should be postmarked, to NCTE Headquarters, by August 1. 2015.


2015 Election: Call for Nominations

The 2015 CCCC Nominating Committee invites nominations for the posts of CCCC Assistant Chair, Secretary, Executive Committee member (seven members), and 2016 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 2015. During the first year of the term, the Assistant Chair also serves as Program Chair for the 2017 CCCC Convention. He or she becomes Associate Chair (December 2016), Chair (December 2017), and Immediate Past Chair (December 2018). The Secretary will serve a four-year term as an Officer of the CCCC Executive Committee beginning in December 2015. Members of the Executive Committee are expected to make a three-year commitment to serving CCCC, beginning in December 2015. 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.

Please send nominations, with biographical information, by February 20, 2015, via email to Members and previous candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves.

2014 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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