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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.

Call for Candidates/Nominations will be emailed to members in late November/early December.

Board of Directors 2022-23


  • Chair: Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College
  • Vice Chair: Kendrick Brown, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Morehouse College
  • Treasurer: Peter Skoner, Dean of the School of STEAM, Saint Francis University
  • Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee: Marshá Horton, Special Assistant to Chief Administrator of DSU Downtown Campus and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Delaware State University
  • Past Chair: Michael Wanous,  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern State University
  • Secretary: Laura A. Best, ACAD Executive Director

Board classes “graduate” in February 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 2023 would “graduate” in February 2024 after the business meeting election. 

Class of 2022

  • Andra Basu, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Keystone College
  • Marcy Brown Marsden, Dean, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Midwestern State University
  • Del Doughty, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana
  • Elaine Meyer-Lee, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Goucher College
  • Gregor Thuswaldner, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University

Class of 2023

  • Andrew Adams, Associate Dean College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Carolina University
  • Sheila Adamus Liotta, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Anselm College
  • Feng-Ling Johnson, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success, St. Cloud State University
  • Pamela MacRae, Assistant Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Maine at Augusta
  • Gregory Zimmerman, Associate Dean, Central Michigan University

Class of 2024

  • Bridget Keegan, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University
  • Michelle Mattson, Provost, Wittenberg University
  • Brian Norman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Antioch College
  • Ross Peterson-Veatch, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Southwestern College
  • Vincent Wiggins, Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Southern California University of Health Sciences


  • Janise Roselle, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Pomona College

Committee Assignments

Annual Meeting Program

Governance and Board Development

Planning and Priorities

Other Programs and Conferences


Laura A. Best, Executive Director

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