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GUAA Shares Final Slate of Candidates for 2020-2024 GUAA Board of Directors

In accordance with the GUAA Bylaws, a Board-appointed Election Committee met April 4 to select the top two nominees for each board position for the 2020-2024 term. The newly elected Board’s term will begin in October 2020, after Homecoming. With the exception of the positions of Treasurer and two members-at-large, which will be filled by the Board, the candidates on the ballot are: 

President

  • Le Toudjida Allara, ’11 & G-’14 (Md.)
  • Stephen Francis Weiner, ’78 & G-’80 (Md.)

Vice President

  • Roberta June Crockett, G-’99 (Wash.)
  • Eddy Finley Laird, ’75 (Fla.)

Secretary

  • Louis Jay Schwarz, ’68 (Fla.)
  • Robert Bruce Weinstock, ’77 & G-’83 (Md.)

Board Member – Home Region

  • Gina Lynn D’Amore, ’91 (Md.)
  • Rebecca Goldenbaum Rydstrom, ’02 (Va.) 

Board Member – East Region

  • Maricar Digma Marquez, ’94 & G-’97 (N.Y.)
  • Lissette Molina Wood, ’00 (Fla.)

Board Member – Middle Region

  • Thomas D. Benziger, ’94 (Ill.)
  • Jose Ovidio Velasquez, AAS ’89 & ’04 (Tex.)*

Board Member – West Region

  • Richard Adam Jacobs, ’91 (Wash.)
  • Darlene Jennie Wadler, ’95 & G-’97 (Calif.) 

* Incumbent

The GUAA would like to thank the following people for their service on the Election Committee: Stefanie Ellis-Gonzales, ’97, (Calif.), Franklin Jones, ’17 & G-’18, (DC), Daniel Naputi, ’92, (Tex.), Marilyn Nixon, ’73 (Tex.), Edgar Palmer, ’78 & G-’03 (Fla.), Joseph Vieira, ’07 (Ill.), and Marcia Zisman, ’80 (Md.).

The online ballot will be open to GUAA Active Life Members on June 29. Voting will be done electronically. If you wish to vote by paper, please e-mail guaa.election@gallaudet.edu by May 22. The announcement of the board members for the 2020-2024 term will be made in September. 

Posted by Darrius Doe | Posted May 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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