CPPHE Nominations 2019

The ASHE CPPHE Nominations Committee invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the positions of:

  • Vice Chair

  • Secretary

  • 2 Members-At-Large

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.

We ask that in submitting nominations you consider the vast diversity of ideas and perspectives, backgrounds and values, communities and commitments that our association represents, seeking leadership attentive to all.


Responsibilities & Terms:

For information on position responsibilities, please see the CPPHE Bylaws. In addition, all ASHE volunteers are required to sign the ASHE Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • ​Vice Chair (November 2019-November 2022). The Vice Chair will serve as Vice Chair from November 2019-November 2020, Chair from November 2020-November 2021, and Past Chair from November 2021-November 2022.
  • From the CPPHE Bylaws:
    • The Vice Chair of the Council shall be elected by Council membership and to serve for three years, but not more than two consecutive terms of office. In the first year, the incumbent will serve as Vice Chair. In the second year, the incumbent will serve as Chair of the Council. In the third year, the incumbent will serve as Immediate Past Chair. In consultation with the Chair and Immediate Past Chair, the Vice Chair will prepare the agenda and related materials for the annual meeting of the Council. At the request of the Chair, the Vice Chair will assist on a variety of organizational matters. The Vice Chair will also serve as Program Chair for the annual Public Policy Forum. With assistance from the Immediate Past Chair, the Vice Chair will coordinate the peer review and selection process for sessions at the Council's annual Forum and provide the overall direction and organization for the Forum.
    • ​​It shall be the responsibility of the Chair to oversee the various functions of the Council and to report and communicate with the Board of the Association on the needs of the Council, including any necessary budgetary requests. The Chair will call and conduct the annual business meeting of the Council, chair meetings of the Executive Committee of the Council, and make all appointments to Council committees as described in this document.
    • The Immediate Past Chair will coordinate the Nominations and Elections Process. In addition, the Immediate Past Chair will provide support to the Chair and Vice Chair as needed.
  • Secretary (November 2019-November 2021)
  • From the CPPHE Bylaws: 
    • The Secretary of the Council shall be elected by the Council membership and shall serve a two-year term, but not more than three consecutive terms of office. It is the Secretary's responsibility to record the proceedings at the annual business meeting and prepare communications on Council activities to be submitted to the Council's membership.
  • Members at Large (November 2019-November 2022)
  • From the CPPHE Bylaws:
    • The Executive Committee Members-at-Large shall be elected by Council membership and shall serve a three-year term. In the first election for Member-at-Large seats, terms of one, two, and three years will be filled in order to provide for staggered ending of terms. Executive Committee Members-at-Large provide advice to the Chair and support the Vice Chair in coordinating the Public Policy Forum. They should be prepared to chair ad hoc committees or take on other, short-term assignments as requested by the Chair.

To submit a nomination:

  • Nomination Letter: We ask that nominators prepare a letter summarizing the qualifications of the individual for the role, including the individual's prior intellectual and 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.
  • CV: Please include the nominee's CV.
  • Agreement to Serve: We would like each nominator to speak with each nominee and make sure that, if nominated and elected, the candidate would be willing to serve.

To submit a self-nomination:

  • Nomination Letter: We ask that self-nominators prepare a letter summarizing your qualifications for the role, including your prior intellectual and professional contributions to the field of higher education, to ASHE, and to other professional organizations. Thoughts about what you are positioned to contribute to ASHE through the term of service also will be greatly valued.
  • CV: Please include your CV.

Timeline & Process:

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, May 3, 2019,12:00pm (noon) Pacific Time.

From the CPPHE Bylaws:

Section 2.1 Nominations and Elections

a) All officers and members-at-large of the Council shall be elected by written or e-mail ballot of the voting members of the Council. The results of the elections will be announced at the Council's business meeting.

b) The Immediate Past Chair will work with the Chair to appoint a Nominating and Election Committee, with the consent of the Executive Committee. The Nominating and Election Committee shall propose nominations and ascertain the availability of nominees for the office of Vice Chair, Secretary and Executive Committee Members-at-Large. The Nominating and Election Committee shall not nominate a member of its committee for any office. The Immediate Past Chair will serve as the Executive Committee’s liaison to the Nominating and Elections Committee.

c) The Nominating and Election Committee shall submit to the current Chair and Executive Committee the names of nominees for office, accompanied by evidence of the nominees consent to run. The Immediate Past Chair shall post the report of the Nominating and Election Committee on the Council's website for the membership's information. Voting members may also submit written nominations to the Chair, which shall be signed by not less than five percent of the voting members; members may sign more than one such nomination.

d) Persons nominated for a leadership position within the Council should provide information about their professional background in whatever format is requested and be prepared to respond to members' questions about their candidacy.

e) The Immediate Past Chair shall arrange for a ballot to be prepared that shall include the names of all duly nominated persons and provided to each voting member of the Council. The person receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to office. The Nominating and Election Committee shall review the procedures and certify the results to the Chair and Immediate Past Chair immediately, to the members at the following annual meeting, and on the Council's web page. In case of a tie, the election shall be settled by lot. The Nominating and Election Committee will establish the procedure. 

Section 2.2 Schedule for Nominations and Elections

a) Scheduling of election process activities should, if possible, be held at the same time as the ASHE election process, to maximize participation. The Nominating and Election Committee shall be appointed within two months after the Chair assumes office and shall submit its nominations in conjunction with the ASHE election cycle.

b) At least 30 days shall elapse between the mailing (whether by surface mail or e-mail) of election ballots to members and the deadline for their return. The Immediate Past Chair shall arrange for mailing the ballots and set the deadline for their return, which shall generally be consistent with deadlines for ASHE elections.

c) The Chair may choose to conduct the elections process in a reasonably fair manner different from that described in 2.2a and b, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

Questions?:

If you have any questions, please contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason.guilbeau@unlv.edu.


CPPHE Nominations Committee:

  • Tiffany Jones (Chair), The Education Trust
  • Denisa Gándara, Southern Methodist University
  • Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University
  • ​Vanessa Sansone, The University of Texas at San Antonio


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