NWSA Current and Former Presidents (from left to right: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, and Vivien Ng)
The National Women's Studies Association seeks nominations or self-nominations for several important leadership positions. NWSA seeks candidates whose experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives assist us in advancing the NWSA mission, and especially welcomes nominations for those who share our commitment to building a multi-racial, multi-ethnic organization. Candidates must be NWSA individual members and remain members through their term in office.
To self-nominate/nominate a colleague, please complete the nomination form. The NWSA Elections Chair will contact nominated individuals to confirm their interest in running for election and complete a candidate statement. Complete descriptions of positions are available in the NWSA bylaws
Click below to watch this video with more information about running for office.
Governing Council Position (2 year term)
Governing Council Position (3 year term)
The NWSA Governing Council serves as the Board of Directors for the organization and meets twice annually: in June and November. NWSA provides limited travel support ($300 per meeting) for low-income, student, or for those Governing Council members without institutional travel support.
Delegate Assembly Position (3 year term)
Members-at-Large (1 open position)
Successful candidates select one Member-at-Large to serve on the Governing Council. The Delegate Assembly meets once annually at the NWSA conference and considers resolutions and recommendations.
Ancillary Position: (2 year term)
Conflict Resolution Committee Chair
This committee meets and functions only when called upon to resolve disputes brought to it from any part of NWSA. Neither its chair nor its members serve on the Governing Council.
March 14 at 3p EST:
All nominations due.
Ballots will be mailed to individual members at the mailing address indicated on their membership form. Ballots must be returned via mail.
Completed ballots due to the Elections Chair (final U.S. postmark). If mailing internationally, please mail earlier than the May 3 postmark date to ensure inclusion in the final counts.
Announcement of election results.
Positions begin at the Governing Council meeting at the end of the Conference in November.
For candidates who seek Governing Council positions, The NWSA Governing Council serves as the Board of Directors for the organization and meets twice annually: in June and November. NWSA provides limited travel support ($300 per meeting) for low-income, student, or for those Governing Council Members without institutional travel support.