2020 APA Election Information

The APA Nominations and Elections Committee is appointed each year in January as required by the Constitution and Bylaws.  The committee will determine the timeline and dates of the election and communicate information to the membership including how many positions and what type are open and explain the nominations and elections process.

As per the APA Constitution and Bylaws, elections are to be held annually and shall be conducted by March 31. Terms on the APA Executive Board are staggered each year and seats are elected for three-year terms. If any vacancies have occurred on the board, elections to fill the remaining terms of any open seats are held at the same time, along with any elections for MEA/NEA/RA Delegates.

Since the APA is part of the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association, there are duties associated with these affiliates which include evening and weekend events including the Representative Assemblies and other appropriate meetings to keep the APA informed of actions by these bodies.

Individuals must be APA members in good standing to nominate or be nominated for office.

This communication serves as notice of the election and the opening of candidate nominations.  All nominations must be submitted via email to the chair of the APA 2020 Nominations and Elections Committee, Jamie Lynn Marks at marksjam@msu.edu beginning Friday, Feb 1, 2020, through 5:00 pm on February 17, 2020.

A paper-based ballot option is available by contacting the Elections Chair.

For questions, please contact the APA Nominations and Elections Committee Members:   Jamie Lynn Marks (Chair), Jared AndrewsTonya Jamison, Kasey Wilson, and Kandy Slack.   

2020 Election Dates

Feb 3, 2020 – Nomination are now open. Submit to marksjam@msu.edu.

March 11 to March 18, 2020 – Election is open

March 18, 2020 – Election results counted and members notified via MAUAPA listserv.

2020 Open Postions

APA Executive Board

Five (5) full-term three-year positions on APA Executive Board ending in 2023 

One (1) one-year partial term position on APA Executive Board ending 2021 

 

MEA/NEA/RA Delegate

Five (5) full-term three-year positions for MEA/NEA Representative Assembly Delegate ending 2023 

One (1) one-year partial term position for MEA/NEA Representative Assembly Delegate ending 2021 

 


Candidate Biography’s

Dennis Shubitowski

Official Job Title: Research Administrator I

Employment Unit: Division of Engineering Research

Number of Years in the APA Union: 5 years

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 22 years

Candidate Email Address: shubitow@msu.edu

Jim Brinker

Official Job Title: Administrative Assistant I

Employment Unit: Department of Family Medicine

Number of Years in the APA Union: 9.5 Years

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 9.5 Years

Candidate Email Address: brinker7@msu.edu

Darius Bradley (B)

Official Job Title: Information Technology Professional 

Employment Unit: IT Services Client Services 

Number of Years in the APA Union: 13 years 

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 28 years 

Candidate Email Address: bradley9@msu.edu 

Jamie Lynn Marks 

Official Job Title: Unit HR Coordinator 

Employment Unit: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 

Number of Years in the APA Union: 7 years 

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State: 11 years 

Candidate Email Address: marksjam@msu.edu 

Timothy Woods (B)

Official Job Title: Information Technologist I 

Employment Unit: IT Services Advanced Research and Academic Technology 

Number of Years in the APA Union: 12 

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 15 

Candidate Email Address: woodsti3@msu.edu 

Kristina Wilson

Official Job Title:  Industrial Hygienist I

Employment Unit:  Environmental Health and Safety

Number of Years in the APA Union:  11

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 11

Candidate Email Address:  wilso920@msu.edu

Nicole Proctor-Kanyama (B)

Official Job Title: Associate Director of Development

Employing Unit: college of Engineering, University Advancement

Number of Years in the APA Union: 12

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 14

Email Address:  proctorn@msu.edu

Heather Litts (B)

Official Job Title:  Curriculum Assistant II 

Employment Unit: Human Medicine Dean’s Office 

Number of Years in the APA Union: 9 years 

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 9 years 

Candidate Email Address: pitchea@msu.edu 

Jeremy Romel (B)

Official Job Title: Unit Human Resources Coordinator 

Employment Unit: Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) 

Number of Years in the APA Union: August 2012 * 8 years 

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State: 14 years  

Candidate Email Address: romelj@msu.edu 

 Patricia Hampton (B)

Official Job Title:  Research Administrator II 

Employment Unit:  Physiology Human Medicine 

Number of years in APA:  10  

Number of years MSU:  36 

Email Address:  phampton@msu.edu