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Executive Council adopts Slate of Candidates for 2024 Election

March 07, 2024 / PSU-AAUP

From PSU-AAUP Nominating Committee (Amanda Singer, Music & Theater; Belinda Zeidler, School of Public Health; Trevino Brings Plenty, Diversity & Multicultural Student Services; Brian Elliott, Philosophy)

In accordance with PSU-AAUP Bylaw Section 1(b) the PSU-AAUP Nominating Committee has presented a slate of candidates to the Executive Council and the Executive Council has approved the slate. 

The Candidates for Election are:


  • Emily Ford. Library. Tenured

VP for Collective Bargaining

  • David Kinsella. Politics & Global Affairs. Tenured

VP for Legislative and Political Action

  • Jonna Lynn Bransford. Office of Global Engagement and Innovation (OGEI). Academic Professional

VP for Membership and Organizing

  •  Cristina Restad. School of Business. Academic Professional

VP for Communications and Public Relations 

  • Riley Chase. School of Business. Academic Professional

Councilor’s at Large (3 positions) (alphabetical order):

  1. Colleen Carroll. Urban Studies & Planning. Fixed Term - Research
  2. Matthew Chorpenning. School of Social Work. Non Tenure Track Instructional (NTTF-I)
  3. Emme Grafton. Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA). Academic Professional
  4. Mauri Matsuda. Criminology and Criminal Justice. Tenured

In addition to this slate, in accordance with PSU-AAUP Bylaws Section 1(c-e), any member of the Association may also petition for a place on the ballot to stand for election by filling out the 2024 Petition to Add a Nominee to the PSU-AAUP Executive Council Ballot and getting the signature of 10 PSU-AAUP members. Petitioners are encouraged to get the nominee to sign acceptance of the nomination on the form in the space provided. The petition requires an attached candidate statement (150 words maximum). The petition must be returned to the PSU-AAUP office by no later than March 22, 2024. Upon receipt, the nominating committee will confirm eligibility, willingness to stand for election, and willingness to serve in the position if elected.

On or about April 1, 2024 we will send out an email with all the submitted candidate statements. Please watch for, open, and read this email so you can be an informed voter. The online ElectionBuddy ballot will open on or about April 5 and close 15 days later on or about April 20th. Watch your email for this ballot. 

Should you have any questions about the election or petitioning for nomination please let us know.

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