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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 2024-25


  • Chair: Kendrick Brown, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Morehouse College
  • Vice Chair: Michelle Mattson, Provost, Carleton College
  • Treasurer: Bridget Keegan, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University
  • Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee: Feng-Ling Johnson, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success, St. Cloud State University
  • Past Chair: Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College
  • 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 2024

  • Elaine Carey, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Oakland University
  • David Ribble, Dean, D.R. Semmes School of Science, Trinity University
  • Melissa R. Michelson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Menlo College
  • Brian Norman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Antioch College
  • Vincent Wiggins, Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Class of 2025

  • Marcy Brown Marsden, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Midwestern State University
  • Elaine Meyer-Lee, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Goucher College
  • Orlando J. Perez, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Brian Peterson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, LaGrange College
  • Courtney Smith, Dean, School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University

Class of 2026

  • Richard Badenhausen, Dean of the Honors College, Westminster University
  • Kim Davis, Dean, Arts and Humanities, Harford Community College
  • Sheila Adamus Liotta, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Anselm College
  • Pamela MacRae, Assistant Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Maine at Augusta
  • Sarah Tuskey, Dean of Faculty, Miami Dade College


  • Alicia Slater, Dean, School of Science, Marist College
  • Jamie Frueh, Associate Provost, Bridgewater College

Committee Assignments

Annual Meeting Program

Governance and Board Development

Planning and Priorities

Other Program and Conferences

Laura A. Best, Executive Director

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