Posted December 14, 2010 by Michelle Smith 

ACUI Elects New Board of Trustees Members

ACUI is pleased to announce the results from the Board of Trustees election. The following people were voted into office:

David Barnes, James Madison University (full-time professional)

At-large members
Willie L. Banks Jr., University of Georgia (full-time professional)
Kim D. Harrington-Pete, Georgia Institute of Technology (full-time professional)
Tamara Yakaboski, Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (full-time professional)

The new board members will join the following current board members and officially take office at the annual conference in Chicago: Meg O'Sullivan (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Thomas Lane (Missouri State University), Jerry Mann (University of North Carolina–Charlotte), and Susan Payment (College of Charleston).

There were 589 ballots cast out of 4,756 eligible voters representing a 12.4 percent voter turnout.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith is the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Events at ACUI.


Two comments: First, congratulations to our new leaders and best wishes as you confront the challenges in your new roles. I look forward to your good work and look forward to ways that I and other members can contribute to support ACUI and its services to our members. Second, I again am disappointed with the level of participation in the election. I served on the membership committee during the reinvention of the association a few years ago. We were told that members wanted the opportunity to elect their leaders and subsequently made that recommendation. Yet my sense of our election participation leads me to question the accuracy of what we were told. I would welcome and would be willing to participate in exploring our election participation and trying to figure out to raise it.
Comment posted 12/16/2010 5:16 PM
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