Election Information and Candidate Bios

Per the APA Constitution and Bylaws, the annual APA Executive Board election shall be conducted by March 31 of each year.  This year the 2014 election is scheduled to run from March 17 – March 31, 2014.

 

The 2014 election will include:

 

APA Executive Board

Five (5) seats on the APA Executive Board with terms ending in 2017

One (1) seat on the APA Executive Board with a term ending in 2016

One (1) seat on the APA Executive Board with a term ending in 2015

 

MEA/NEA Delegate

Five (5) MEA/NEA delegate positions with terms ending in 2017

One (1) MEA/NEA delegate position with a term ending in 2016

One (1) MEA/NEA delegate position with a term ending in 2015

 

Further announcements regarding the election will be provided via the official APA ListServ. A complete list of candidates seeking office and associated biographies are posted below.  They are also available on the APA website under the APA 2014 Elections tab.  Additionally, candidate bios will be included on the ballot materials.

 

Please watch your email for important election information.

 

Scott Cooley (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 9 years.  During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 9 years.  Currently, my official job title is Information Technologist II and I work in IT Services.

Carol Graysmith  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2016)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 20 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 20 years. Currently, my official job title is IT Professional and I work in The Learning and Assessment Center in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Patrick Homminga (2016)
Hello my name is Patrick Homminga. I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 12.5 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA union for approximately 6 years. Currently, my official job title is Network Wireless Manager and I work in IT Infrastructure department of IT Services.

John Hayes (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 22 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 18+ years. Currently, my official job title is Systems Analyst and I work in the department of Content and Collaboration.

Patricia Hampton  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 30 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 5 years. Currently, my official job title is Sponsored Programs Administrator III and I work in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Richard Ivans (2016)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 28 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 28 years. Currently, my official job title is Help Desk Level 2 and I work in
IT Services.

Maurice “Maury” Koffman, Esq.  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2017)
Maury has been an employee at Michigan State University for the last nine years.  During that time, he has been a member of the APA for the entire nine years.

Currently, Maury serves as the APA President and Chairperson.  He currently works through the Office of the Vice President of Human Resources and previously as an Information Technology Professional in IT Services.

Maury is the chair of the APA Grievance Committee and also chaired the 2013 APA wage and health care bargaining team.  He has also served the legislative, finance, and communications committees.

Maury graduated from MSU College of Law with a focus on employment and labor law.

Danny Layne (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 19 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA during those years. Currently, my official job title is Info Tech I and I work in the Residential & Hospitality Services division.

Aaron Ledger  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 7 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA 7 years and a member of the APA board for the last 3 years. Prior to that I served as an APA Area representative for 2 years. Currently, my official job title is Information Technology Professional and I work in IT Services department on the Desktop Support team.

Nicole Proctor  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last eight years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for six years. Currently, my official job title is Development Officer II and I work for University Advancement in the College of Engineering.

Allyson Rogers (2016)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University nearing two years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for two years. Currently, my official job title is Health Promotion & Communication Specialist and I work at Student Health Services.

Jen Shangraw  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2017)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University and APA member for the past 14 years.  I work at the College of Music as the Director of Recording Services.  I currently serve on the APA executive board and chair the Communications Committee.

Ryan Simmons (2016)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 25 years.  During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 25 years.  Currently, my official job title is Systems Analyst I and I am part of the Scholarly Services team within the Teaching and Learning Support Department in IT Services.

Laura Wise  – Incumbent: Current Board Member (2015)
I have been an employee at Michigan State University for the last 5 years. During that time, I have been a member of the APA for 3 years. Currently, my official job titles are International Student Advisor and Experiential Learning Coordinator with the Office for International Students and Scholars. I am also the Career Placement Officer for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.