NAME Board of Directors Election - VOTE thru 10/2


The NAME Nominations Committee is honored to announce
an excellent slate of candidates for the NAME Board of Directors!

Voting is a benefit of NAME membership.

NAME members are now able to vote for
Regional Directors for NAME regions 1, 3, and 5.

Position descriptions and requirements are listed, below.
To read candidates' bios, serve & goals, click here.


The President-Elect shall coordinate the Association's Annual Conference with the Annual Conference Committee Chair and the Executive Director; coordinate and supervise special projects; perform such other duties as the President and the Board of Directors may assign; and, except as otherwise provided, the duties of the President when the President is disabled from performing his or her duties or absent from meetings where the President would normally preside. The President-Elect shall succeed to the Office of President at the conclusion of the Annual Membership Meeting following the conclusion of the term of office of the presiding President. The President-Elect shall appoint the members of the Conference Committee. This is a six (6) year commitment (2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President, & 2 years as Past President)

Regional Directors

Regional Directors for the regions noted, below. Regional Directors shall represent the region at meetings of the Association Board of Directors. They will assist Chapter Presidents in organizing and carrying out his/her responsibilities; coordinate submission of reports of the respective regional affiliates to the Board of Directors; conduct an annual regional meeting, and perform other such duties as may be assigned by the Association's Board of Directors. 

  • Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region 3: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
  • Region 5: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Region 7: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Eligibility Requirements
A member in good standing of the Association evidenced by active membership at least two (2) years over the last three (3) years and attendance at least two (2) conferences over the last five (5) years. 
Service to the Association via, but not limited to serving on committees, participating in a local NAME chapter, reviewing conference proposals, and/or volunteering in a contributing and meaningful manner at the annual conference.
Using the list below, please show evidence (in a paragraph) of at least 2 of the following that adds up to a minimum of 10 points: 
  • Starting and sustaining a local NAME chapter (up to 5 points)
  • Prior board or committee service with national NAME or state/regional/local Chapters (up to 5 points)
  • Coordinating a local NAME conference or major event (up to 5 points)
  • Chairing a committee for local NAME conference (up to 2 points)
  • Reviewing NAME conference proposals for at least 2 years (1 point)
  • Film reviewer for NAME conference (1point)
  • Volunteering at the NAME conference  (2 points per year served up to 3 years).  If you volunteered at the national conference or a local conference please include the area in which you volunteered (eg. registration).  Also provide at least one of the following: 1) a reference name and email of a NAME member who can verify your service OR 2) a letter from a NAME member verifying and supporting your service.
  • Reviewing articles for NAME’s journal, Multicultural Perspectives (1 point)
  • A recognized NAME scholar (5 points)
  • Other (please specify)
Service Requirements for Board Members
  • Strive to attend all NAME Board activities but attend at least two meetings of the Board of Directors annually at the member’s or member institution’s expense.
  • Register for and attend the annual conference for every year during the service term on the NAME Board.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the goals and mission of NAME.
  • Actively contribute to growing and supporting the NAME membership.
  • Must subscribe to a NAME Life Membership by paying annually for five years or in one lump sum OR contribute to the growth of the organization in other ways and contribute resources to enhance the goals and mission of NAME. 
  • Regional Directors must reside in the region in which they are nominated.
  • Be responsive and in regular communication with the Board and members during the service term on the NAME Board.
Important note

As you think about voting for the NAME Board, for those NAME members in the United States, please be sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, on November 3, 2020. Also, consider serving as a volunteer to help others get registered and get people out to vote

NOTE:  The election is now open until Friday, October 2, 2020, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
To read candidates' bios, serve & goals, click here.
Voting in NAME elections is a benefit of a current/paid NAME membership