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New Officers for the Board of Directors

posted by Christopher Howard — Mar 27, 2012

At its February 2012 meeting, the CAA Board of Directors chose new officers—four vice presidents and a secretary—from among its members to serve one-year terms, from May 2012 to April 2013. 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.

Patricia McDonnell, Vice President for External Affairs

The board reelected Patricia McDonnell, director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas, for a second term as vice president for external affairs. A member of the board since 2009, McDonnell 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.

 

DeWitt Godfrey, Vice President for Committees

DeWitt Godfrey, an artist and associate professor of art and art history at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was elected vice president for committees. He 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. A board member since 2009, Godfrey succeeds Maria Ann Conelli, dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, who served two terms as vice president for committees. (Conelli has been named secretary; see below.)

Jacqueline Francis, Vice President for Annual Conference

Jacqueline Francis, professor of art history at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, 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. A board member since 2009, Francis succeeds Anne Collins Goodyear, assistant curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, who served CAA in this position for one year. (Goodyear will become board president in May 2012; see below.)

Randall C. Griffin, Vice President for Publications

The board reelected Randall C. Griffin, professor of art history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, to a second term as vice president for publications. A member of the board since 2008, Griffin will oversee CAA’s publications program, serve as chair of the Publications Committee, and be a resource for the editorial boards of the three scholarly journals, The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews.

 

Maria Ann Conelli, Secretary

Maria Ann Conelli, dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, has been elected secretary. This officer attends and records minutes for all board and Executive Committee meetings. In addition, the secretary notifies CAA members about the Annual Members’ Business Meeting, held every year at the Annual Conference, and attends and records minutes of this meeting. A board member since 2009, Conelli succeeds DeWitt Godfrey, an artist and associate professor of art and art history at Colgate University, who has become vice president for committees (see above).

Anne Collins Goodyear, President

In October 2011, the board chose Anne Collins Goodyear, assistant curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC, to serve as the organization’s next president for a two-year term, beginning May 2012. A member of the board since 2006, Goodyear has served as vice president for external affairs (2007–9), vice president for publications (2009–11), and vice president for Annual Conference (2011–12). She succeeds Barbara Nesin, who has led the board since May 2010.