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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 2021-2022


  • 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, Dean of the School of STEAM, Saint Francis University
  • Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee:  O. John Maduko, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State Community and Technical 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 2023 would “graduate” in January 2024 after the business meeting election. 

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,  Former 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, 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, Founding Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Providence College
  • Kendrick Brown, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Morehouse College
  • Feng-Ling Johnson, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success, St. Cloud State University
  • Pamela MacRae, Distance Education Dean of Environmental Conservation and Research, Unity College


  • Jacob Bucher, Founding Dean, College of Applied Social Sciences, Dominican University

Committee Assignments

Annual Meeting Program

Governance and Board Development

Planning and Priorities

Other Programs and Conferences


Laura Matthias, Executive Director

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