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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, 2018-19


  • Chair: Laura Behling, Professor of English and former Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Knox College
  • Vice Chair: Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Austin College
  • Treasurer: Bonnie Irwin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University Monterey Bay
  • Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee: Michael Wanous, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University
  • Past Chair: Thomas Meyer, Vice President for Academic Services and Student Development, Lehigh Carbon Community 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 2020 would “graduate” in January 2021 after the business meeting election. 

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

  • Pamela Arrington, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, Alabama A&M University
  • Frank Boyd, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Guilford College
  • Del Doughty, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Texas A&M University- Texarkana
  • Kristel Pfeil Kemmerer, Former Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Dutchess Community College
  • Gregor Thuswaldner, Dean of Arts and Sciences, North Park University

Class of 2020

  • Andrew Adams, Associate Dean College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Carolina University
  • Glenn C. Geiser-Getz, Associate Provost, Keene State College
  • O. John Maduko, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, North Central Texas College
  • Jim Salvucci, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Union College
  • Laurie Shanderson, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Northcentral University


  • Lawrence Potter, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of La Verne
  • Michelle Mattson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Rhodes College

Committee Assignments


Laura Matthias, Executive Director

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