A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

Call for Board Candidates

By Quill

Voting chapter delegates will elect members of the national board of directors during the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference, Sept. 25-27 in New Orleans.

Due to 2010-11 President-elect Darcie Lunsford stepping down and not continuing on to the presidency, there will be a special election for the 2011-12 president. Delegates will also select a president-elect who will assume the presidency at the 2012 convention, per the normal procedure under SPJ’s bylaws.

All open positions are:

President; President-elect; Secretary-Treasurer (elected every year); Vice President for Campus Chapter Affairs (two-year position); At-Large Director (two-year position); Campus Adviser At-Large (two-year position); Student Representative (two positions, elected every year); Directors for Regions 2, 3, 6, 10, 11 and 12 (two-year position).

SPJ’s bylaws require President and President-elect candidates to have “served as a member of the board of directors, or the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, or been the chair of a national committee or a professional chapter president who also has been or is a member of a national committee.”

Interested candidates should indicate their intention to run by emailing Nominations Committee Chairman Kevin Smith at ksmith@spj.org and Executive Director Joe Skeel at jskeel@spj.org. There is no formal deadline to declare candidacy, but candidates wanting to run a profile in Quill ahead of the convention must make an end-of-June copy deadline.