Elections

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2021 Election Open Positions

Nominations are now closed.  The deadline for nominations was April 23, 2021.  Please contact Cindy Ziegler, Associate Director of Governance and Executive Office Operations with any questions.

President-Elect

Nominees for President-elect must be an active AACP member who does not hold the title of dean, associate dean or assistant dean.

  • Is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Board of Directors and commits to serving on the board for three years
  • In the absence or disability of the President, the President-elect performs all duties of the President and when so acting is subject to all the same restrictions.
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Serves as a member of Finance Committee
  • Serves as a member of the board of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE)
  • Attends an executive leadership program in association management with the EVP/CEO
  • Appoints volunteers to the committees of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Performs other duties as requested by the President or Board of Directors
  • Represents the Association at AACP/NABP District Meetings

Please contact Immediate Past President  Todd Sorensen for more information.

Council of Deans Chair-Elect
  • Serve as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Board of Directors and commits to serving on the board for three years
  • Serve as a member of the COD Administrative Board of the Council and commits to serving on the Council for three years.
  • Assumes the duties of the Chair in the event of the latter's absence at regular meetings.
  • If the office of Chair becomes vacant, the Chair-elect completes the unexpired term of the office and the office of Chair-elect remains vacant until the next regularly scheduled election
  • Serve on AACP Strategic Planning Committee

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Russell Melchert for more information.

Council of Sections Chair-elect

Only current members of the Council of Sections may be nominated as the Chair-elect

  • Serves as a member of the Council’s Administrative Board for a three year term
  • Serves as a representative of this Council on the Board of Directors of the Association 
  • At the conclusion of the annual business meeting of the Section at the Annual Meeting, the Chair-elect shall assume the duties and responsibilities of Chair until the conclusion of the annual business meeting the following year.
  • Attend the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting and Annual Meeting 
  • Work with the current Chair to develop a focus for the Council for the following year
  • Collaborate with the Chair-elect for the Council of Deans and the Chair-elect for the Council of Faculties to share visions, decide joint task forces and charges, and appoint those task forces  
  • Serves on the New Investigator Award (NIA) committee and contributes to the decision making process for NIA awards.
  • Assumes the Chair’s duties and responsibilities in the event of the latter’s absence at meetings of the Section or of the Association, or in the event of the death, resignation, or incapacity of the Chair 
  • Serves on the Strategic Panning Committee and additional Council or Board committees or assist in other capacities, as needed

Please contact Immediate Past Chair David Holdford for more information.

Council of Faculties Chair-elect

Only current members of the Council of Faculties may be nominated as the Chair-elect

  • Serves as a member of the Council’s Administrative Board for a three year term
  • Serves as a representative of this Council on the Board of Directors of the Association 
  • At the conclusion of the annual business meeting of the Faculty at the Annual Meeting, the Chair-elect shall assume the duties and responsibilities of Chair until the conclusion of the annual business meeting the following year.
  • Attend the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting and Annual Meeting 
  • Work with the current Chair to develop a focus for the Council for the following year
  • Collaborate with the Chair-elect for the Council of Deans and the Chair-elect for the Council of Sections to share visions, decide joint task forces and charges, and appoint those task forces  
  • Assumes the Chair’s duties and responsibilities in the event of the latter’s absence at meetings of the Section or of the Association, or in the event of the death, resignation, or incapacity of the Chair 
  • Serves on the Strategic Panning Committee and additional Council or Board committees or assist in other capacities, as needed

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Craig Cox for more information.

Council of Deans - Secretary of Knowledge Management

The Secretary of Knowledge Management shall be elected by the Council to a two-year term, beginning with the termination of the annual meeting.  The Secretary of Knowledge Management may be re-elected to serve additional terms.  The Secretary of Knowledge Management shall serve the Council by collecting the group's knowledge assests and sharing the knowledge assets within the group's Community in AACP Connect.  This consists of keeping record of the minutes of all business meetings as well as the group's other work products.  Other work products include but are not limited to committee and/or taskforce reports, standing rules of procedures, policies and guidelines.

Specific duties:

  • Implement, support, and reinforce AACP's knowledge management processes within the Council
  • work with AACP staff to ensure that meeting minutes and other work products are properly uploaded to the group's Community document library in AACP Connect
  • assist the Council to understand the importance of knowledge management and support a culture of knowledge capturing and sharing
  • work to capture the historical context of the Council by promoting the recording and sharing of expertise and experience within the group by utilizing their Community's document library and discussion board in AACP Connect
  • record and dissmeniate the minutes of the business meetings within 30 days of the meeting, and sercve as the communications person for all administrative activites of the Council

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Russell Melchert for more information.

Council of Faculties Representative at large

The At-Large Representative shall serve as a member of the Council’s Administrative Board and be responsible for increasing member engagement in the Council’s activities and representing the interests of COF members at all meetings of this Council and its Administrative Board. The At-Large Representative shall be elected by this Council to a two-year term, in odd numbered years, and the term of service shall begin with the termination of the annual meeting. The AtLarge Representative may not be elected to successive terms of office.

Specific duties:

• Serve as the COF liaison to the Rules and Resolutions Committee

• Serve as the COF liaison to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant Review Committee

• Post messages on AACP Connect COF discussion board regarding topics that are consistent with the mission of the Council and of general interest to COF members – typically every 3-4 weeks. The messages are intended to increase member engagement and increase awareness regarding COF and AACP products and services that may be of benefit to Council members.

Anticipated Time Commitment:

• On average, the COF At-Large Representative will spend to 3-5 hours per month fulfilling the responsibilities of this office

• Attend all COF Administrative Board conference calls (and, if available, remotely attend face-to-face meetings held in conjunction with other AACP Meetings) – typically 4-6 per year (60-90 minutes in duration)

• Attend and participate in the AACP Annual Meeting (typically 4-5 days – travel required) in July. 

Financial Support: • AACP DOES NOT provide travel support to attend meetings related to fulfilling these responsibilities • Meeting registration fees are NOT supported by AACP.

 

 

 

 

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Craig Cox for more information.

Council of Deans Representative to the Administrative Board

The Council elects one representative from its membership to serve as a liaison between the Administrative Board and the members of the Council. The term of office shall be two years. No representative may be elected to successive terms. The Administrative Board Representative will chair the Council’s Resolutions Committee.

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Russell Melchert for more information.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be elected by the membership for a three-year term and shall chair the Finance Committee. The Treasurer may stand for re-election for a second three-year term.

 

Please contact Immediate Past Chair Todd Sorensen for more information.

Responsibilities for All Board Level Positions

Subject to the limits set by the Bylaws, assumes leadership responsibilities for AACP, including but not limited to:

  • Adopting the annual budget and maintaining fiduciary responsibility for the Association
  • Proposing membership dues for submission to the House of Delegates for Approval
  • Approving institutional membership requests for final action by House of Delegates
  • Leads by examples and is a representative of the Association’s membership
  • Serve as liaisons to various governance groups
  • Serves as a leader (point person) to provide insight regards issues facing the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to the membership as a whole
  • Assists the officers in providing oversight on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s future direction in meeting the goals of the Association and membership growth
  • Knows the issues before the Board and House of Delegates
  • Seeks and respects the opinions of other Directors
  • Looks for sound and innovative solutions on behalf of the Association
  • Works to develop consensus
  • Participates actively in Board meetings and the governance of the Association

In July 2020, the AACP Board of Directors adopted a policy on granting, deferring, suspending or revoking AACP honors, awards and leadership positions. The Board was motivated to adopt this policy through recognition that known harassing and discriminatory behavior by individuals in leadership positions or by those who receive honors or awards can contribute to longstanding structural and systemic barriers to participation by all people in academic pharmacy.

Policy

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) confers honors and awards, including but not limited to:

  • elected leadership positions within AACP, its board of directors, councils, sections and special interest groups; 
  • selection for service on standing and ad hoc committees and task forces of the association; 
  • awards made by AACP and its units in recognition of lifetime or specific research and service contributions and achievements; 
  • and the honor of being the name of an award that will be conferred on others.  

Honors and awards are determined in AACP’s judgment and discretion. AACP retains the right to grant, defer or decline to grant an honor or award to any person. AACP also retains the right to revoke or suspend an honor or award already granted if, in its judgment and discretion, AACP determines that it is in the best interests of the field to do so. Suspension means the honor (and the ability of the recipient to exercise any associated privileges and rights) are held in abeyance until notice by AACP that the honor is reinstated or revoked.

Notice

When applying this policy in situations of credible but undetermined questions, AACP is withholding judgment and is not making a statement or determination regarding any individual. Rather, AACP is implementing a prophylactic measure to support the field’s priority efforts to break down longstanding barriers to excellence. Any statement or action to the contrary is prohibited and not authorized by AACP.

AACP Election Winners - 2020

Russell B. Melchert

AACP President-elect

Russell B. Melchert, R.Ph., Ph.D.
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Toyin Tofade

Council of Deans Chair-elect

Toyin Tofade, Pharm.D.
Howard University
Margarita V. DiVall

Council of Faculties Chair-elect

Margarita V. DiVall, Pharm.D.
Northeastern University
Sally Haack

Council of Faculties Secretary of Knowledge Management

Sally Haack, Pharm.D.
Drake University
Lakesha M. Butler

Council of Sections Chair-elect

Lakesha M. Butler, Pharm.D.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex

Council of Sections Secretary of Knowledge Management

Ana C. Quiñones-Boex, Ph.D.
Midwestern University Downer’s Grove

SIG Cabinet Administrative Board

Kerry K. Fierke

Chair

Kerry K. Fierke, Ed.D.
University of Minnesota
Jordan R. Covvey

Chair-elect

Jordan R. Covvey, Ph.D.
Duquesne University
William A. Prescott Jr.

Immediate Past Chair

William A. Prescott Jr., Pharm.D.
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Teresa M. DeLellis

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Teresa M. DeLellis, Pharm.D.
Manchester University

Sections

Administrative Services

Chair-elect

Kyle M. Sousa, Ph.D.
Loma Linda University

Biological Sciences

Chair-elect

Jennifer Lamberts, Ph.D.
Ferris State University

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Erica Rowe, Ph.D.
South College

Chemistry

Chair-elect

Christopher W. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Concordia University Wisconsin

Continuing Professional Development

Chair-elect

Diane Yoon, Ed.D.
University of Southern California

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Zhe Amy Wang, Pharm.D.
Touro College of Pharmacy-New York

Experiential Education

Chair-elect

Vincent C. Dennis, Pharm.D.
The University of Oklahoma

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Tina Kanmaz, Pharm.D.
St. John’s University

Library and Information Science

Chair-elect

Emily F. Gorman, MLIS
University of Maryland

Pharmaceutics

Chair-elect

Omathanu P. Perumal, Ph.D.
South Dakota State University

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Jianqin Lu, Ph.D.
The University of Arizona

Pharmacy Practice

Chair-elect

Nancy Borja-Hart, Pharm.D.
The University of Tennessee

Social and Administrative Sciences

Chair-elect

Leticia R. Moczygemba, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin