Magazine article Vocational Education Journal

AVA Board of Directors Election

Magazine article Vocational Education Journal

AVA Board of Directors Election

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AVA members will elect a new president-elect and vice presidents for Region 5 and the Administration, Agricultural Education, Employment and Training, Guidance, Health Occupations Education and Special Needs divisions. As a result of a bylaws change approved last year, Home Economics Education and Trade and Industrial Education divisions will vote for vice presidents-elect who will serve one year in that position and assume a three-year Board position the following year.

Two candidates for president-elect and 15 candidates for regional and divisional posts were chosen through official AVA procedures. A biographical sketch and platform statement for each candidate appear on the following pages.

Nominating committees interview and nominate candidates for positions on the AVA Board of Directors. Candidates are then approved by the respective divisions or regions at their annual business meetings at the AVA convention. These slates are submitted to AVA headquarters to place on the official ballots. In this election, in three divisions, the nominating committees selected only one candidate for vice president. In one other division, a candidate nominated subsequently withdrew his nomination.

AVA affiliate, direct and life members whose memberships have been received at AVA headquarters by close of business February 1 are eligible to vote.

Ballots and return envelopes will be mailed on February 22 by third-class mail. Each member will receive ballots for all elections in which he or she is eligible to vote.

Completed ballots must be postmarked by April 10, 1994, to be valid. Ballots will be counted at AVA headquarters on April 19, 1994, and results announced in the May issue of the Vocational Education Journal.

CANDIDATES FOR AVA OFFICE

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Thomas B. Lopp is director of School-to-Work Transition and Government Relations Specialist for the state superintendent of public instruction in Washington state. He also served as assistant superintendent for vocational-technical education. Previously, he was director of secondary vocational-technical education for Tacoma public schools, administrator of the state job skills program and executive director of the Washington Vocational Association. Lopp also taught vocational agriculture at the secondary and postsecondary levels for 10 years.

In addition to serving on the AVA Board of Directors as Region 5 vice president, he represents the regions on the Executive Committee and is chair of the subcommittee on Program Improvement and Policy Development. …

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