Executive Committee

The Council on Academic Affairs usually meets twice a year; at the members only Summer Meeting at a site of CAA’s choosing, and at the CAA Annual Business Meeting during the APLU Annual Meeting. However, since April 2020 to date, we have increased the frequency to almost monthly to help our members deal with pandemic-related issues.

The Executive Committee has at least 15 members, elected to serve three-year terms by the membership of the CAA.  The CAA Officers are the Chair and the Chair-Elect, who are often assisted by the Past-Chair and the CAA representative to the APLU Board of Directors.

The CAA Executive Committee, with the assistance of APLU’s Office of Academic Affairs, is responsible for organizing all the meetings and activities of the CAA.  Members of the Executive Committee also serve as liaisons to other APLU Councils and Commissions.

The Chair, Chair-Elect, Past-Chair, and APLU’s Chief Academic Officer constitute the Nominating Subcommittee, which nominates members to fill the Chair-Elect, and all Executive Committee vacancies (including liaisons to other APLU Councils and Commissions). These nominations are voted on by members of the CAA, usually at the Annual Business Meeting.

Class of 2024

Mary Croughan
University of California,
Ed Feser
Oregon State University
Joan Lorden
University of North Carolina,
Immediate Past Chair
(2021 -2022)

Class of 2023

beth ingram
Northern Illinois University
Kathy Johnson headshot
Indiana University, Purdue
University Indianapolis
Chair (2021 – 2022)
Carol Kim
University at Albany, SUNY
Susana photo
Ball State University
Iowa State University
CAA Representative to the
Board of Directors
(2020 – 2023)

Class of 2022

University of Florida
CAA Liaison to the Council 
on Research (2020 – 2022)
Nancy Gonzales
Arizona State University
Wayne Jones
University of New Hampshire
Alisa Mosley
Jackson State University
Bowling Green State
Chair-Elect (2021 – 2022)|
CAA Liaison to the
Commission on Economic
& Community Engagement