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ACAD Board of Directors Candidate/Nomination Information:

Each fall ACAD accepts nominations for Board Service. To apply, the candidate must be an ACAD member in good standing and willing to accept the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Service.

If you are an ACAD member, please use your ACAD login information to access the nomination form.

Board of Directors, 2020-2021


  • Chair: Michael Wanous,  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern State University
  • Vice Chair: Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College
  • Treasurer: Peter Skoner, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Francis University
  • Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee: Jim Salvucci,  former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Union College
  • Past Chair: Paula O’Loughlin, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Coe College
  • Secretary: Laura A. Matthias, ACAD Executive Director

Board classes “graduate” in January after their class year following the election of new members at our business breakfast meeting held during our Annual Meeting. For example; a board member in the Class of 2022 would “graduate” in January 2023 after the business meeting election. 

Class of 2020

  • Andrew Adams, Associate Dean College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Carolina University
  • O. John Maduko, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Anne Moll, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Sustainability, Colorado Mountain College
  • Laurie Shanderson, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Northcentral University

Class of 2021

  • Marshá Horton, Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Delaware State University
  • Bridget Keegan, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University
  • Michelle Mattson, Provost, Wittenberg University
  • Abigail Tilton, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Woman’s University
  • Vincent Wiggins, Dean of Career and Continuing Education Programs, Harry S. Truman College, City Colleges of Chicago

Class of 2022

  • Frank Boyd, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Guilford College
  • Marcy Brown Marsden, Dean, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Midwestern State University
  • Del Doughty, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Texas A&M University- Texarkana
  • Elaine Meyer-Lee, Associate Vice President for Global Learning and Leadership Development, Agnes Scott College
  • Gregor Thuswaldner, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University


  • Sheila Liotta, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Providence College
  • Pamela McCrae, Dean of the School of Biodiversity Conservation, Unity College

Committee Assignments

Annual Meeting Program

Governance and Board Development

Planning and Priorities

Other Programs and Conferences


Laura Matthias, Executive Director

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