The results of the recent election ballot have been reviewed by the Executive Council and the Council thanks the Nominations Committee for their tireless work to create the slate of nominees whose names were put before the society for consideration. Additionally, we thank all who were nominated or self-nominated to serve the society. The depth of commitment to the SSSI by its members is unparalleled and is an excellent measure of the vitality of the society. As we look forward to the future with hope and optimism, it is clear that both the immediate and long-term futures of the society is secure in its active, dynamic membership.
Elected to three-year terms on the Publications, Membership and Communications Committee, from 2020-2023 are Jasmón Bailey (Maryland), Christopher Conner (Missouri), and Nicholas Baxter (Indiana-Kokomo).
Elected to the role of Vice President-elect in 2020-2021, Vice President in 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 as Past Vice President is Lisa-Jo van den Scott (Memorial University of Newfoundland).
Elected to serve as President-elect in 2020-2021, with their presidential year in office being 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 as Past President is Michael Borer (UNLV).
For the information of the membership of the society, all of the proposed changes to the Constitution of the SSSI passed by wide margins. The proposed changes in Article II passed with 95% of returned ballots voting in the affirmative. The proposed changes in Article VI passed with 95% of returned ballots voting in the affirmative. The proposed changes in Appendix A passed with 97% of returned ballots voting in the affirmative. The proposed changes in Appendix B passed with 99% of returned ballots voting in the affirmative.
Many thanks to all who participated in the election process.
Finally, congratulations to those individuals who will be serving the society for the next few years. On behalf of the entire membership of the SSSI, we look forward to your service and the manner in which your contributions will continue to make SSSI the dynamic, engaged, and engaging professional society we know it to be.
– Patrick McGinty, SSSI President (2019-2020)