Governance and Nominating Committee

Selected annually by the immediate Past President (Chair) and the President-Elect, the Governance and Nominating Committee works to review MACAC's bylaws (annually and as necessary) and recommend bylaw changes to the membership at the annual Membership meeting. In addition, this committee is responsible for annually soliciting candidates for open MACAC Board positions, reviewing potential candidates, creating a single slate ballot and conducting the annual election.

Each year, the MACAC Governance and Nominating Committee members seeks nominations for the annual election of MACAC leadership positions. MACAC members are encouraged to consider self-nomination. Nominees will be asked to provide information about their professional background and involvement in MACAC, NACAC or other affiliate(s) for consideration by the committee. The Governance and Nominating Committee will review the nominations and candidate information and submit a single slate of candidates for election at the Annual Membership meeting during the spring conference in May. Members of the Governance and Nominating Committee are also available to respond to questions.

Download the Application Form

Applications are due to Norma Gutierrez by the close of business on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


All questions about positions and process can be directed to Norma Gutierrez, MACAC past president and chair of Governance & Nominating Committee at (651) 683-1528 or


Norma Gutierrez, Saint Thomas Academy, Chair

Joe Herrera, University of St. Thomas; ex-officio

Chad Terry, Rosemount High School

Craig Dodson, Mounds Park Academy
Phil Trout, Minnetonka High School

Kerri Carlson, St. Catherine University

Ann Kjorstad, Academy of Holy Angels

Kris Getting Roach, University of St. Thomas

Rachelle Hernandez, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Chris Franken, Eastview High School

Dan Tomhave, Bethany Lutheran College

The Governance and Nominating Committee Chair shall:
  • Review governing documents, related policies and recommend amendments
  • Make recommendations to the Executive Board for membership criteria and investigate membership eligibility questions
  • Bring MACAC's governing documents into compliance with NACAC within two years of any changes
  • Nominate a single slate of candidates for each Executive Board Office

MACAC Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

President-Elect: This is a three-year commitment as the elected candidate cycles through the positions of President-Elect, President, and Past-President. Every attempt is made to alternate the organizational background from which this position comes each year; this year candidates from secondary schools and community based organizations will be given preference but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Treasurer-Elect: This is a three-year commitment as the elected candidate cycles through the positions of Treasurer-Elect, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Treasurer-Elect, the Treasurer, and CFO are members of the MACAC Board and the Executive Committee, with the CFO serving as Chair of the Finance Committee.

Delegate: This is a three-year commitment. The delegate represents Minnesota at the NACAC National Assembly (during the NACAC Conference) and serves on the MACAC board through a variety of roles on standing committees. 

Candidates for all positions above must be MACAC members, (for Delegate, must be or plan to be, a NACAC member) and nominations from all MACAC membership categories are welcome.

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