2021 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.

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.

Nominations are open February 10 through February 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for the APA Election being held March 16 through March 25, 2021 5:00 p.m.

The 2021 election will include:

APA Executive Board

Five (5) three-year positions on APA Executive Board serving 9/1/2021-8/31/2024

MEA and NEA Representative Assembly Delegate/Region Council Delegate

Four (4) three-year positions serving 9/1/2021-8/31/2024

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

 

How to nominate someone:

  • Email both pitchea@msu.edu and brandts@msu.edu the following:
    1. Candidate’s name. Since there are some individuals on campus with the exact same name, it is suggested to also provide the name of the department where the individual works or their email address to avoid confusion.
    2. Indicate which position(s) the person is being nominated for.
    3. Complete nomination information must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. February 19, 2021.

 

After the close of nominations, properly nominated candidates will be contacted by the Nominations and Elections Committee to confirm their willingness to run and to provide some additional candidate information by March 3.

Each year, the APA Nominations and Elections Committee works diligently to operate an efficient, accurate and transparent election in compliance with the APA Constitution and Bylaws.  The 2021 election voting will be held online and is scheduled to run from March 16, 2021 – March 25, 2021 5:00p.m.  A paper-based ballot option is available by contacting pitchea@msu.edu and brandts@msu.edu. Paper ballots must be received by the closing time of the election.

Election results will be tallied on March 25, 2021 at 5:15pm. Due to COVID-19 in-person restrictions, the results will be tallied via Zoom and any member in good standing is welcome to attend.  Information on how to register for the Zoom will be provided at a later date. Election results will be communicated via the APA ListServ.

Further announcements around the election will be provided via the official APA ListServ.  Information will also be posted on the APA Website under the 2021 Election tab.  Candidate information will be posted on the website for member viewing before the voting period begins.

The APA Elections Committee includes: Heather Litts, Chair; Sue Brandt Assistant to the Chair; Tonya Jamison, Gerlind Kiupel and Kasey Wilson.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Litts or Sue Brandt.


Candidate Biographies

Five (5) Executive Board Positions – serving 9/1/2021-8/31/2024

An (E) next to candidate name designates an incumbent

Four (4) MEA and NEA Representative Assembly Delegate/Region Council Delegate – serving 9/1/2021-8/31/2024

An (E) next to candidate name designates an incumbent

Jared Andrews (E)

MSU Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Job Title: Industrial Hygienist

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

Email Address: andre190@msu.edu

Darius Bradley (E)

MSU Department: MSU IT Services

Job Title: Information Technologist

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 29

Email Address: dbrad39@gmail.com

Jim Brinker (E)

MSU Department: Department of Family Medicine

Job Title: Admin Assistant I

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 10 years

Email Address: brinker7@msu.edu

Kandy Slack (E)

MSU Department: Human Resources

Job Title: IT Professional/APA Membership Chairperson

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 7 years

Email Address: slackkan@msu.edu

Leo Sell (E)

MSU Department: MSU IT Services Client Services Division

Job Title: Information Technologist I (Senior IT Service Desk analyst)

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 29 years

Email Address: Lsell@msu.edu

Jared Andrews (E)

MSU Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Job Title: Industrial Hygienist

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

Email Address: andre190@msu.edu

Darius Bradley (E)

MSU Department: MSU IT Services

Job Title: Information Technologist

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 29

Email Address: dbrad39@gmail.com

Jim Brinker

MSU Department: Department of Family Medicine

Job Title: Admin Assistant I

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 10 years

Email Address: brinker7@msu.edu

Kandy Slack (E)

MSU Department: Human Resources

Job Title: IT Professional/APA Membership Chairperson

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 7 years

Email Address: slackkan@msu.edu