The 2022 NIRSA Elections will launch on January 19 and close on January 31.
The Nominations & Appointments Committee reviewed numerous qualified applications and, with the endorsement of the 2021–2022 NIRSA Board of Directors, presents the following for the 2022 NIRSA Board of Directors elections.
Erin Patchett, Colorado State University
Mirum Washington-White, St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic School
Dexter Shorter, Penn State University
Marc Falkenstein, University of the Pacific
Professional members will have the opportunity to vote on candidates applying for President Elect and At-Large Director on the 2021–2022 NIRSA Board of Directors, as will members of the Student Leadership Team.
Additionally, the regional nominations & appointments committees reviewed the various Member Network applications and, with the support of the NIRSA Nominations & Appointments Committee, presents the following slate of candidates for available Member Network positions.
Region II Regional Representative
Christopher Schmoldt, West Virginia University
Brooke Turner, University of Alabama
Region IV Regional Representative
Sheldon Tate, University of Missouri
Oscee Wheatfall III, Texas A&M University
Region VI Regional Representative
Ryan Kirchner, University of Utah
Richelle Williams, Western Washington University
NIRSA Student Leader
Michael Migliaro, University of Mississippi
Chelsea Jones, Texas A&M University
Region I Student Leader
Jacob Novick, Towson University
Nyindu Kabangu, Jr., Rowan University
Region II Student Leader
Gracelyn Jones, West Virginia University
Alexis Shura, James Madison University
Region III Student Leader
Cameron Johnson, Cleveland State University
Region IV Student Leader
Alexis Karosas, Oklahoma State University
Brittany Close, Oklahoma State University
Region V Student Leader
Chance Wiarda, South Dakota State University
Region VI Student Leader
Jacob Parker, Seattle University
Rafael Martinez Z, California State University, Bakersfield
Canadian Student Leader
Lauryn Rogers, University of Windsor
The NIRSA Member Network expands the regional network of the Association and creates opportunities for member involvement and leadership development. Professional members will have the chance to vote on their respective regional representative in Regions II, IV, and VI, and student members will vote on the NIRSA Student Leader and their respective regional student leader.
NIRSA members stand for office
As a reminder to all members, candidates for the NIRSA Board of Directors and the Member Network don’t “run for election,” they “stand for office.” All candidates have agreed to serve the Association and it is an honor to have any one of them represent the membership. Therefore, it is not appropriate for members to campaign on behalf of individual candidates.
An electronic voting platform will be in place for the 2022 Elections. Please make sure your member profile is updated with your current email address so you can exercise your opportunity to vote! Only those professional and student members whose NIRSA membership is active as of 8:00am PST on January 18 will be eligible to vote.
- For more information, please contact NIRSA Member Relations Manager Sarah Leskovec.