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New Officers for the Board of Directors

posted by Vanessa Jalet — Mar 28, 2011

At its February 2011 meeting, the CAA Board of Directors elected new officers—four vice presidents and a secretary—from among its members to serve one-year terms, from May 2011 to April 2012. Elected officers (other than the president) hold their positions for one year and may be reelected to a second term. For more information about the election process for officers, please read Article VII, Section 5 of the CAA By-laws.

The new vice president for external affairs is Patricia McDonnell, director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. She will work closely with Linda Downs, CAA executive director, and Nia Page, CAA director of membership, development, and marketing, on fund-raising initiatives and advocacy matters. McDonnell succeeds Andrea Kirsh, an independent scholar and curator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who will rotate off the board in May.

The board reelected Maria Ann Conelli, director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York, to a second term as vice president for committees. She will act as a liaison between the board and the nine Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees and coordinate committee work that advances CAA’s goals. Conelli will also chair the Nominating Committee, the Professional-Development Fellowships jury, and the Appointed Directors Nominating Committee.

Anne Collins Goodyear, who was vice president for publications for two years, has been named vice president for Annual Conference. She will chair the Annual Conference Committee, which determines conference programming and content, and work with CAA staff to devise and implement flexible session scheduling and formats for the event. Goodyear, who is assistant curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, succeeds Sue Gollifer, an artist and principal lecturer in fine art at the University of Brighton in England, who served as vice president for Annual Conference for two years.

Taking over from Goodyear as vice president for publications is Randall C. Griffin, professor of art history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He will oversee CAA’s publications program, serve as chair of the Publications Committee, and be a resource for the editorial boards of The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews.

DeWitt Godfrey, an artist and associate professor of art and art history at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was reelected secretary. This officer informs each board member of upcoming meetings and notifies all CAA members of the Annual Members’ Business Meeting. The secretary also attends the above meetings, as well as all Executive Committee sessions, and records the votes and the minutes of the proceedings in a book to be kept for that purpose.

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