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2023 Election Open Positions

Nominations are now open. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2023. Please contact Adam Jackson, Manager of Governance, with any questions.

President-elect

Nominees for President-elect in 2023 must be an active AACP member who does not hold the title of dean, associate dean, or assistant dean.

  • Serves as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and commits to serving on the board for three years
  • Performs all duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Serves as a member of Finance Committee
  • Attends the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting, and Annual Meeting 
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for 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 Stuart Haines for more information.

Speaker of the House

Nominees for Speaker of the House must be an active AACP member. The Speaker-elect will be elected every three years by the delegates present and voting in the final session of the House of Delegates.

  • Serves as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and commits to serving on the board for three years
  • Serves on the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee
  • Presides over all sessions of the House of Delegates
  • Attends the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting, and Annual Meeting
  • Communicates with delegates and provides orientation of new delegates
Council of Deans Chair-elect

A nominee must be an active AACP and COD member. The Chair-elect of the Council will alternate on an annual basis between a CEO Dean and an Assistant/Associate Dean. Nominees for 2023 COD Chair-elect position will hold the title of Assistant or Associate Dean. The Chair-elect shall be elected by the Council to a three-year successive term with one year as Chair-elect, one year as Chair, and one year as Immediate Past Chair, beginning with the termination of the annual meeting.

  • Serves 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
  • Serves as a member of the COD Administrative Board of the Council and commits to serving on the Council for three years
  • Serves as a member of the AACP Strategic Planning Committee
  • Attends the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting, and Annual Meeting
  • Assumes the duties of the Chair in the event of the Chair’s absence at COD business 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

For complete descriptions of Council of Deans Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please visit the COD Connect Community Library. Please contact Immediate Past Chair Renae Chesnut for more information.

Council of Deans Secretary of Knowledge Management

A nominee must be an active AACP and COD member. 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 assets 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.

  • Implements, supports, and reinforces AACP's knowledge management processes within the Council
  • Works 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
  • Assists the Council to understand the importance of knowledge management and supports a culture of knowledge capturing and sharing
  • Works to capture the historical context of the Council by promoting the recording and sharing of expertise and experience within the group by using the Community's document library and discussion board in AACP Connect
  • Records and disseminates the minutes of the business meetings within 30 days of the meeting, and serves as the communications person for all administrative activities of the Council

For complete descriptions of Council of Deans Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please visit the COD Connect Community Library. Please contact Immediate Past Chair Renae Chesnut for more information.

Council of Deans Representative to the Administrative Board

A nominee must be an active AACP and COD member. 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.

  • Serves as a member of the COD Administrative Board of the Council and commits to serving on the Council Administrative Board for two years
  • Chairs the COD Resolutions Committee

For complete descriptions of Council of Deans Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please visit the COD Connect Community Library. Please contact Immediate Past Chair Renae Chesnut for more information.

Council of Faculties Chair-elect

A nominee must be an active AACP and COF member. The Chair-elect shall be elected by the Council to a three-year successive term with one year as Chair-elect, one year as Chair, and one year as Immediate Past Chair, beginning with the termination of the annual meeting.

  • Serves 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
  • Serves as a member of the Council’s Administrative Board for a three-year term
  • Attends the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting, and Annual Meeting
  • Works with the Chair to develop the agenda for the Council’s activities for the following year
  • Collaborates 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 volunteer appointments
  • 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 Planning Committee

For complete descriptions of Council of Faculties Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please visit the COF Connect Community Library. Please contact Immediate Past Chair Jennifer Trujillo for more information.

Council of Faculties Representative at Large

A nominee must be an active AACP and COF member. 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 At-Large Representative may not be elected to successive terms of office.

Specific duties:

  • Serves as the COF liaison to the Rules and Resolutions Committee
  • Serves as the COF liaison to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant Review Committee
  • Posts 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.

For complete descriptions of Council of Faculties Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please visit the COF Connect Community Library. Please contact Immediate Past Chair Jennifer Trujillo 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 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Board of Directors and commits to serving on the board for three years
  • Serves as a member of the Council’s Administrative Board for a three-year term
  • Attends the Leadership Forum, Interim Meeting, and Annual Meeting
  • Works with the current Chair to develop a focus for the Council for the following year
  • Collaborates 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, charges, and volunteer appointments
  • 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 Planning Committee

For complete descriptions of Council of Section Administrative Board roles and responsibilities, please contact Immediate Past Chair Pamela Heaton for more information.

Submission Information

Election Nominations are now open. Self-nominations are encouraged. The following materials must be submitted:

  • Biographical sketch (up to 250 words maximum; in Word format)
  • Letter of Interest (maximum two pages, single spaced)
  • Photo (jpeg or tiff format at 300 dpi or greater; either black and white or color)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Disclosure Required - AACP expects all elected leaders to embody the highest standards of professional and personal ethical behavior. In accordance with AACP’s Policy on Honors, Awards and Leadership Positions, nominees for Board of Directors-rising positions must complete and submit a required disclosure form by March 6, 2023. Nominees should direct completed disclosure forms or any questions or concerns to disclosure@aacp.org.

Please contact Adam Jackson, Manager of Governance, with any questions or for more information.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Responsibilities for All Board Level Positions

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

  • Adopts the annual budget and maintains fiduciary responsibility for the Association
  • Proposes membership dues for approval by the House of Delegates
  • Approves institutional membership requests for final action by the House of Delegates
  • Leads by example and is a representative of the Association’s membership
  • Serves as liaison to various governance groups
  • Serves as a leader to provide insight regarding 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 alignment with the mission and strategic goals of the Association
  • Seeks and respects the opinions of other Directors
  • Looks for sound and innovative solutions on behalf of the Association
  • Works to develop consensus
  • Prepares for and actively participates in Board meetings and the governance of the Association
  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of AACP

AACP Leadership Diversity Declaration

All AACP leaders, including those who serve in Councils, Sections, and SIGs and on our nominating committees, shall strive to include and engage the full diversity of the Association's membership in leading AACP. Leadership roles include elected officers, chairs, and members of committees and task forces, as well as programming/grant/award reviewers. Diversity of thought and perspectives is critical to the vitality of our organization. Diversity in our leadership can only be achieved by inviting, encouraging, slating, and appointing people who bring different viewpoints afforded by their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, physical abilities, geography, disciplinary expertise, rank, institutional classification, and many other attributes. AACP is committed to creating a culture of inclusion that welcomes all who support our mission.

AACP Election Winners - 2022

Anandi V. Law

AACP President-elect

Anandi V. Law, Ph.D.
Western University of Health Sciences
George E. MacKinnon III

Council of Deans
Chair-elect

George E. MacKinnon III, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Katherine A. Kelley

Council of Faculties
Chair-elect

Katherine A. Kelley, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Eliza A. Dy-Boarman

Council of Faculties
Secretary of Knowledge Management

Eliza A. Dy-Boarman, Pharm.D.
Drake University
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex

Council of Sections
Chair-elect

Ana C. Quiñones-Boex, Ph.D.
Midwestern University
Lourdes G. Planas

Council of Sections
Secretary of Knowledge Management

Lourdes G. Planas, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma

Sections

Administrative Services

Chair-elect

Scott M. Mark, Pharm.D.
Long Island University

Biological Sciences

Chair-elect

Alok Bhushan, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Lihui Yuan, Ph.D.
University of Florida

Chemistry

Chair-elect

Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Matthew DellaVecchia, Ph.D.
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Continuing Professional Development

Chair-elect

Lauren Ladd, Pharm.D.
South College

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Dianqing Sun, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii at Hilo

 

Drug Information and Library Science

Chair-elect

Jason Guy, Pharm.D.
University of Findlay

Experiential Education

Chair-elect

Kate Newman, Pharm.D.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Lindsey Dayer, Pharm.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Pharmaceutics

Chair-elect

Lipika Chablani, Ph.D.
St. John Fisher University

Secretary of Knowledge Management

Medha D. Joshi, Ph.D.

Midwestern University

Pharmacy Practice

Chair-elect

Lisa Goldstone, Pharm.D.
University of Southern California

Social and Administrative Sciences

Chair-elect

Natalia Shcherbakova, Ph.D.
Western New England University