Call for nominations - Governing Board members, 2020 - 2023

On behalf of the Society, I would like to express our profound thanks to the following colleagues for their dedication and contributions to SARMAC as members of the Governing Board:

  • Robyn Fivush, Emory University

  • Ira Hyman, Western Washington University

  • Sean Lane, University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Kathy Pezdek, Claremont Graduate University

  • Deryn Strange, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NB: will remain on Governing Board as President until Dec 2020)

  • Maria Zaragoza, Kent State University

Their terms will end in Dec 2019. Accordingly, I am calling for nominations or self-nominations of candidates to stand for election to the Governing Board of SARMAC. Regular members can stand for election or nominate candidates. There are 6 openings on a 12-member board where service is in staggered terms of 4 years. The 4-year term is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023.

Board member duties include occasional electronic meetings, electronic voting on issues that come before the Board, serving on ad hoc committees, advising Board officers, and attending biennial conferences and the Board meeting conducted every 2 years at the conference. SARMAC conferences are held in great locations, with the last three in Victoria, Sydney and Cape Cod. The date and location for the next conference will be confirmed in the coming months (by the end of October). Board members may also serve as President or Secretary/Treasurer during their time on the Governing Board.

Information about SARMAC, its Governing Board (including continuing members), and bylaws, can be found under “About” in the menu bar.  Please read the bylaws if you plan to stand for election. 

Please email nominations to me at by Friday 11 October, 2019. Please check with people you wish to nominate to make sure they are interested in running for the Board. Following the deadline I will seek a short bio and statement from each nominee, and the election will be conducted in November.

Kind regards,

Kim Wade - Executive Director