2017 Election, Appointments, Appreciation


April 2017

Members and friends of NAST gathered in Henderson, Nevada in March for the 2017 Annual Meeting. The Association is deeply grateful to all those who were part of the volunteer effort that makes these meetings succeed, an effort that includes preparing and making presentations, leading discussion, sharing expertise and insight, and much more.

New Officers

Following action by the Membership and the Board of Directors during the 2017 Annual Meeting, we are pleased to announce the election, reelection, or appointment of the following individuals to office in NAST:

President
Holly Logue, Kean University

Vice President
Jim Hunter, University of South Carolina

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

Chair, Commission on Accreditation
DeAnna Toten Beard, Baylor University

Members, Commission on Accreditation
Beth Harper, Portland Actors Conservatory
Richard Klautsch, Boise State University

Chair, Committee on Nominations
Rochelle Elman, University of West Georgia

Members, Committee on Nominations
Kelly Allison, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Richard Burk, Casper College
Georgia L. McGill, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York
Michele Pagen, California University of Pennsylvania

Chair, Committee on Ethics
Brian Jones, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Member, 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:

President
R. Terrell Finney, Jr., University of Cincinnati

Vice President
Holly Logue, Kean University

Immediate Past President
Dan Carter, Pennsylvania State University

Member, Board of Directors
Stephen Rosenfield, American Comedy Institute

Chair, Commission on Accreditation
Jim Hunter, University of South Carolina

Public Members, Board of Directors and Commission on Accreditation
Margaret G. Bailey, Houston, TX
Mary E. Farley, Mount Kisco, NY

Chair, Committee on Nominations
J. Kevin Doolen, Eastern Illinois University

Members, Committee on Nominations
Wendy Coleman, Alabama State University
Eric Lange, University of Northern Iowa
Kenneth L. Stilson, Southeast Missouri State University
Catherine Weidner, Ithaca College
Dan Carter (ex officio), Pennsylvania State University

Chair, Committee on Ethics
David Grapes, II, University of Northern Colorado

Member, Committee on Ethics
Augustine Ripa, Lehigh University

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.