CEP Nominations 2024

The ASHE CEP Nominations Committee invites applications for the various upcoming vacancies. For all these positions we seek individuals who will provide outstanding leadership to an association committed to advancing excellent research and scholarship across the multiple and varied domains of higher education and contributing to the national discourse by linking higher education research and scholarship to policy and practice.

The ASHE CEP Nominations Committee is charged with creating a slate of candidates that considers the vast diversity of ideas and perspectives, backgrounds and values, communities and commitments that our association represents, seeking leadership attentive to all.

For more information about the Nominations and Elections Process, please visit this website.


  • Chair (Chair Elect: November 2024-November 2025; Chair: November 2025-2027; Immediate Past Chair: November 2027-2028): It shall be the responsibility of the Chair to oversee the various functions of the CEP and to report and communicate with the Board of the Association on the needs of CEP members, programs and activities. The Chair will present to the Board an annual budget request to support CEP programs and activities. The Chair-Elect shall work closely with the Chair to learn the duties of the Chair; shall assist the Chair in carrying out the business of the CEP; and shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair.
  • Graduate Student Representative (November 2024-November 2025): The Graduate Student Representative shall advocate for the interests and perspectives of graduate students on the Executive Committee and advise the Chair on matters of importance to graduate students. The Graduate Student Representative will also help manage the Council’s social media.

To Submit a Self-Nomination:

Nominees must submit their own nomination form.

The nominee must be a current member of the Association at the time of application. The nominee, if elected, must remain a member throughout their time of service.

A completed self-nomination, submitted through the link below, will include the following:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Organization/Institution
  • Please list your current/previous involvement with ASHE. List as: Position, Group, Year (e.g., Member, Dissertation of the Year Committee, 2018-2021; Attendee, Annual Conference, 2019; Discussant, Annual Conference, 2018)
  • Please list your current/previous involvement with other associations/organizations related to your nominated role. List as Position/Group, Organization, Year (e.g., Program Chair, Division J, AERA, 2017; Board President, ACPA, 2019)
  • In the space provide, provide a 250 word maximum candidate statement, written in third person. While there aren't necessarily restrictions on what you write, we encourage you to devote about half of the space to info about yourself and half to your vision for your position or the Association.
  • Agreement to ASHE Policies: Applicants will be required to review and agree to uphold various policies of ASHE including membership policies, ethics policies, conflict of interest policies, and diversity policies.
  • Letter of Support (uploaded as a PDF): Applicants should upload a letter of support from an ASHE colleague summarizing the qualifications of the applicant for the role, including the applicant's prior professional contributions to the field of higher education, to ASHE, and to other professional organizations. Thoughts about what the individual is positioned to contribute to ASHE through the term of service also will be greatly valued. One letter should be submitted per applicant.
  • CV (uploaded as a PDF): Please include the applicant's CV.​
Thank you for your interest. Nominations for 2024 are now closed. Please reach out if there are additional questions via the contact options listed in the Nominations Committee section.

Timeline & Process:

  • Self-nominations must be received no later than May 1,12:00pm (noon) Pacific Time.
  • Nominations committees will create a slate of nominees in the month of May and follow up with applicants and nominees.
  • The ASHE Executive Director will coordinate the election for the board of directors and council executive committees in the month of July/August.
  • Results will be announced to the ASHE members in late August.
  • Those elected will assume their role at the close of the ASHE 2024 Conference.

Nominations Committee:

If you have any questions, please contact ASHE Executive Director Dr. Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws. Potential nominees are welcome to set up an informational one-on-one meeting with ASHE Executive Director Dr. Jason P. Guilbeau.

ASHE Nominations Committee members are required to uphold the ASHE Conflict of Interest Policy; Ethical Policies; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy to ensure a fair process. Questions about these policies can be directed to ASHE Executive Director Dr. Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws.

CEP Nominations Committee

Entity nominations committees may have a similar formation. Entity nomination committees must include at least three qualified and conflict-free members of the entity. These names of these committee members must be submitted to the Executive Director to ensure they meet qualifications and for recording in the volunteer database.

Members of nominations committees, respective entity executive committees, or the board of directors shall not but forth nominations for vacancies. These members may support the recruitment of candidates, but should not be the nominator of a nominee.

The board of directors nominations committee requirements are prescribed in the bylaws: “The nominations committee shall manage elections to the board, including soliciting nominations annually and making recommendations and recommending a slate of candidates. The committee shall be chaired by the immediate past president and consist of three additional members.”

Members of all nominations committees must uphold the Association Conflict of Interest Policy.

Members of all nominations committees must uphold the Association Ethics Policies, including annual review, agreement, and disclosure.

All nominations committee members must uphold and enact the Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy: “…those charged with nominating members for election or naming committee chairs and members shall diligently recruit for qualified persons representing the full diversity of the membership of the association” (ASHE Bylaws, Article 2, Section 3).

2024 Members:

  • Natasha Croom, Clemson University - Chair
  • Leslie Ekpe, Texas A&M University-Commerce - Member