Dear Spectra Readers:
I am writing to provide you with an update about the search for NCA’s next Executive Director. The Executive Committee has appointed the search committee, and I am pleased to announce that the following members have agreed to serve:
Karma R. Chávez, University of Texas, Austin
Andy Kai-chun Chuang, LaGuardia Community College
Ronald L. Jackson II, University of Cincinnati
Roseann M. Mandziuk, Texas State University
David T. McMahan, Missouri Western State University
Kent A. Ono, University of Utah
Elizabeth S. Parks, Colorado State University
Cypress Amber Reign, St. Louis University
Jeanetta D. Sims, University of Central Oklahoma
Carlos A. Tarin, University of Texas, El Paso
Dr. Kent A. Ono, our current Immediate Past President, has graciously agreed to chair the committee, and I am grateful to all of the members for their willingness to participate in this significant process for our Association. Sterling Martin Associates will be assisting with the search.
We anticipate that our new Executive Director will be in place prior to our convention in November. In the meantime, I would like to thank Linda Taliaferro, CAE, for her ongoing exceptional performance as Interim Executive Director.
I look forward to joining you in Seattle when we meet for our Annual Convention and together can welcome our new Executive Director.
The NCA Executive Director job profile has now been published. Interested applicants can review the profile here.
David T. McMahan, President
National Communication Association