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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Executive Director Joe Skeel at email@example.com. 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.