AACRAO 2020 Business Meeting held virtually

May 4, 2020
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In lieu of this year’s cancelled Annual Meeting, AACRAO’s Board of Directors opted to move forward with a virtual Business Meeting, along with a motion to suspend the rules and allow for online voting. After all, important matters pertaining to AACRAO members still need to be decided upon, despite the ongoing pandemic.

With quorum met, this meeting allowed active institutional members to vote on matters such as budget and approving the 2019 Business Session Minutes. The AACRAO Board also provided key updates, including an introduction to incoming board members and the unveiling of the new External Board Member, Rob Shomaker (CUPA-HR). Past President Luisa Havens Gerardo gave opening remarks, signifying a passing of the torch to President, Jack Miner and President-Elect, Tiffany Robinson. AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly also spoke to the cancellation of AACRAO’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and indicated future plans for virtual sessions for members. 

If you weren't able to attend, here are key takeaways from the meeting:

This year’s budget passed. The budget year begins October 1, 2020.

Leadership nominations are open. AACRAO'S activities are directed by member committees with support of dedicated staff at the national office. We need members like you to guide the future direction of the association.

Nominate yourself or a colleague to one of the open AACRAO leadership positions:

  • President-Elect, 

  • Vice President at Large, 

  • Vice President for International Education, 

  • Vice President for Leadership and Management Development, or 

  • Nominations & Elections Committee

AACRAO leadership cancelled the 2020 Technology and Transfer Conference after careful evaluation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 SEM Conference call for proposals deadline is extended. Submit now.

View the full business meeting on YouTube.