SCAA Board Nominations and Election Schedule

SCAA Elections are coming! If you really want to make a difference for Stonecoast MFA and its alumni, this is your chance. The open positions and election schedule are listed below. You will also find nomination instructions as well. If you have any questions, please email Erin Underwood.

OPEN POSITIONS:

  • President (2 years)
  • Vice President (1 year)
  • Treasurer (2 years) — MUST BE A RESIDENT OF MAINE
  • 3 Directors (2 years)
Outgoing Board Members:
  • President: Matthew Quinn Martin PF S’10 – (8/1/2012-7/31/2013) 
  • Treasurer: Mihku Paul – (8/1/2011-7/31/2013)
  • Director: Bunny Goodjohn  – (8/1/2011-7/31/2013)
  • Director: Mike Langworthy CNF W’11 – (8/1/2011-7/31/2013) 
  • Director: Erin Underwood PF S’09 – (8/1/2011-7/31/2013)
Special 1-Year Term to fill Vacancy from 8/1/13-7/31/2014:
  • Vice President: Libby Cudmore PF S’10 – (8/1/2012-7/31/2014)
Continuing Board Members:
  • Secretary: Jessica De Koninck – (8/1/2012-7/31/2014)
  • Director:  Lynnette James PF S’12 – (8/2012-7/31/2014)
  • Director: Adam Kreutz Gallardo PF S’12 – (8/1/2012-7/31/2014)

ELECTION SCHEDULE:

April 15-30, 2013 — Nominations open. You may either nominate someone else or yourself.

May 1, 2013 — SCAA contacts nominees to confirm that they are willing to run for the Board
May 15, 2013 — Nominees must confirm to the SCAA that they are willing to run for election
June 1, 2013 — Nominee statements due (100 words max)
June 9-15, 2013 — Online Elections are conducted
June 16, 2013 — Election results are announced
July 21, 2013 — Newly elected Board members begin their terms on 8/1/2013 and are encouraged to attend the Stonecoast Alumni Meeting in Maine

 NOMINATIONS INSTRUCTIONS:

If you are an alumnus/a of Stonecoast MFA or you are a 4th semester student who will be receiving his/her MFA degree in July, you are eligible to serve on the SCAA Board. Anyone who meets either of these requirements can be nominated to for an open position on the SCAA Board.
All nominations must include the following information:
  • Nominator’s Name:
  • Nominee’s Information:
    • Name:
    • Graduation Semester & Year:
    • Email:
    • Position:
Email your nominations to Erin Underwood by April 30th. All nominations will receive an acknowledgement email. if you don’t receive an acknowledgement, your nomination may not have been received.

OTHER INFORMATION: 

What is the SCAA?
The SCAA is the Stonecoast Alumni Association, which was formed to keep Stonecoast graduates professionally connected, sponsor alumni events, and raise the profile of Stonecoast alumni through net-working opportunities, tracking alumni publications and maintaining a presence within Stonecoast through collaborative activities at residencies and reunions. The SCAA is represented by a Board of Directors that is elected by the general alumni community according to the organization’s Charter. https://stonecoastcommunity.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/scaa-charter-w08.pdf

How are the SCAA Board of Directors elected?

The SCAA Board is voted on by the Stonecoast alumni body according to the terms of the SCAA Charter. Please see the Charter for election and governance details. Generally speaking, each position comes with a 2 year, staggered term to ensure that continuing members are in place to help train and guide new members through the Board’s processes.Elections are held prior to the July alumni meeting or at the July Alumni Meeting, and newly elected members begin their terms at the close of the Alumni Meeting.

 

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