2020 Election, Appointments, Appreciation

May 2020

The 2020 NAST Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland, was cancelled due to pandemic conditions in the United States. The membership of the Association accomplished the business of the Association through electronic means.

New Officers

Following action by the Membership and the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the election, reelection, or appointment of the following individuals to office in NAST:

Jim Hunter, University of South Carolina

Vice President
DeAnna Toten Beard, Baylor University

Member, Board of Directors
Michael Grenham, Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Chair, Commission on Accreditation
David Z. Saltz, University of Georgia

Members, Commission on Accreditation
Lawrence Dooley, Columbus State University
Beth Harper, Portland Actors Conservatory
Rick Lombardo, Pennsylvania State University
Janet Parrot, Ohio State University

Chair, Committee on Nominations
Marc Powers, University of South Florida

Members, Committee on Nominations
Chase Bringarder, Auburn University
Ann R. Emo, Buffalo State, State University of New York
Jeff Gibson, Middle Tennessee State University
Ann M. Shanahan, Purdue University

Chair, Committee on Ethics
Robyn Quick, Towson University

Appreciation to Immediate Past Office-Holders

The Association wishes to express its deepest thanks to those individuals who have left office in NAST this year after serving one or more terms:

Holly Logue, Kean University

Vice President
Jim Hunter, University of South Carolina

Chair, Commission on Accreditation
DeAnna Toten Beard, Baylor University

Member, Commission on Accreditation
Richard Klautsch, Boise State University

Chair, Committee on Nominations
Georgia L. McGill, Queensborough Community College

Members, Committee on Nominations
Michael Barnett, University of Mississippi
Cleo House, Jr., Stephen F. Austin State University
Sharon L. Ott, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jennifer Vellenga, Kansas State University

Chair pro tempore, Committee on Ethics
Colin O’Leary, Circle in the Square Theatre School

NAST is indebted to all of these exceptional individuals for their dedication and volunteer spirit, without which the Association’s work could not go forward.