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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.



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



Bonnee Breese selected for 2009 Teacher As Hero Award
WLU Board Member Bonnee Breese has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2009 Teacher As Hero Awards presented by the National Liberty Museum and sponsored by State Farm. The Award honors the outstanding work of dedicated educators who give their best everyday to inspire, nurture and mentor the students who are the future of our country. Bonnee will be honored at the National Liberty Museum during a reception, have her accomplishments announced on their web site, and have her picture displayed on a new Teacher As Hero Awards exhibit outside of the Education Center for all visitors to see.


  • Rita MoorePresident (2009-2010)
    Rita Moore
    Willamette University
    Salem, OR
  • Katie Van SluysPast President (2009-2010 

    Katie Van Sluys
    DePaul University
    Chicago, IL

  • Bonnee BreeseBonnee Breese
    Philadelphia, PA


  • Brian CambourneBrian Cambourne
    University of Wollongong
  • Tasha Tropp LamanTasha Tropp Laman
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC
  • Barbra McKenczieBarbara McKenczie

    University of Wollongong


  • Prisca MartensPrisca Martens
    Towson University, MD
  • Dennis SzymkowiakDennis Szymkowiak
    Mundelein High School
    Mundelein, IL
  • Talking PointsTalking Points
    Edie Lanphar, Editor

    San Roque School
    Santa Barbara, CA


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