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WLU Executive Board - Previous Revision

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.


2009 Executive Board Candidates Announced

(TWO to be elected) 

Bonnee Breese
Philadelphia School District, PA
Sally Brown
New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces
Marian Dillahunt
Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC
Douglas Kaufman
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Candace Ross Kuby
Indiana University, Bloomington
Barbra McKenczie
University of Wollongong, Australia

Candidates Biographical Info 


Ballot information must be returned to NCTE by June 15, 2009. 
Election results will be announced
here and the new members will be introduced at the Delegates
Assembly on Saturday, July 11
during the Literacies for All Summer Institute in Columbia, SC. 


Candidates successful in their bid for the presidency of WLU 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.

President Activities & Responsibilities

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. The immediate Past President shall serve as a nonvoting advisor to the Executive Board.

Board Member Responsibilities & Activities

---WLU Constitution: Article IV, Section 3


Questions about the election process or receipt of ballots can be emailed to


  • Katie Van SluysPresident (2007-2009)
    Katie Van Sluys
    DePaul University
    Chicago, IL
  • Rita MoorePresident Elect (2008-2009) 

    Rita Moore
    Williamette University
    Salem, OR

  • Brian CambourneBrian Cambourne
    University of Wollongong


  • Phil FitzsimmonsPhil Fitzsimmons
    University of Wollongong
  • Tasha Tropp LamanTasha Tropp Laman
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC
  • Prisca MartensPrisca Martens
    Towson University, MD


  • Dorothy SuskindDorothy Suskind
    University of Mary Washington
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • Dennis SzymkowiakDennis Szymkowiak
    Mundelein High School
    Mundelein, IL
  • Talking PointsTalking Points
    Edie Lanphar, Editor

    San Roque School
    Santa Barbara, CA

NCTE Administrative Liaison
Debbie Zagorski

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