Leaders sought for board positions

Leaders sought for board positions

March 15, 2016

The Educational Theatre Association Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from prospective candidates for positions on the EdTA Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will select a slate of candidates for two board director positions and the next vice president/president for an election that will be conducted online beginning in August and concluding during the annual EdTA National Conference September 15-18 in Las Vegas.

Any EdTA professional member, including Thespian troupe directors, is eligible to stand for election by filing a candidate vita form with the Nominating Committee. The committee has been instructed by the board to select between two and four candidates for each of the three open seats.

The filing deadline is April 15.

“If you are passionate about our mission, have proven leadership skills, and are committed to serve, I invite you to consider becoming an EdTA board member,” said EdTA Board President Frank Pruet. “This is an exciting, progressive time for our organization. EdTA, theatre educators, and Thespians nationwide need the support and vision of strong leaders."

The board director positions have three-year terms. The vice president/president seat carries a four-year term, split between the two offices. All three of the newly elected board members will take office on August 1, 2017.

The Nominating Committee is chaired by board Past President Jay Seller. Members include board Vice President Debbie Corbin; West Virginia Chapter Director Martha Louden; Oregon Chapter Director Jeff Hall; at-large members Jo Lane of Portland, Oregon and Ray Palasz, Schererville, Indiana; Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald (non-voting); and Director of Chapters and Communities Diane Carr (non-voting). President Frank Pruet is an ex officio member.