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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.



2012 Call for Nominations

The WLU Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 elections for the following offices:

Board Member — Board members serve for three years and must attend two Board meetings per year, one at the WLU Literacies for All Conference in July and one at the NCTE Annual Convention in November.

President Elect — Serves for one year, becomes President for two-years, and then becomes Past President for one year.

Nomination Form


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 for the Executive Board members or about the election process can be emailed to



  • Rita MoorePresident (2009-2011)
    Rita Moore
    Willamette University
    Salem, OR
  • Rick MeyerPresident Elect (2010-2011) 

    Rick Meyer
    University of New Mexico

  • Bonnee BreeseBonnee Breese
    Philadelphia, PA


  • Caryl CrowellCaryl Crowell
    Borton Primary Magnet School
    Tucson, AZ
  • Barbra McKenczieBarbara McKenzie

    University of Wollongong
  • Renita SchmidtRenita Schmidt
    Furman University
    Greenville, SC


  • Lucy SpenceLucy Spence
    University of South Carolina
  • Lorraine WilsonLorraine Wilson
    N Carlton Vic
  • Talking PointsTalking Points
    Carol Gilles and
    Jennifer Wilson, Editors

    University of Missouri


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