Nominating Committee

Member Roster:

Min Chou (Chair),  Xiaoli Li (Northern CA), FuWaye Bender (Midwest), Judy Xiao (Northeast), Ding Ye (Greater Mid-Atlantic), Li Zhang (Southeast), Guopeng (Peggy) Zhang (Southwest), Xiwen Zhang (Southern CA)

Is this an interim or annual report? Interim report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

  • The Committee updated the online nomination form for the 2013 election and worked with Webmaster to implement it (
  • The Committee sent out a Call for Nominations at CALA listserv on Oct. 13th, 2012 and posted the Call on CALA website to solicit nominations
  • The Committee sent out a reminder Call on Nov. 16th, 2012 and extended the nomination deadline to December 2nd, 2012 due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy and its interruption in communication and normal work for many people
  • The Committee received nominations from CALA colleagues, our committee members, as well as self nominations, including four nominees for VP/PE, one nominee for Executive Director, and fourteen nominees for Board of Directors
  • On behalf of the Committee, the chair sent out emails to potential candidates seeking biographical information and consent
  • Upon discussion and deliberation, the Committee sent a slate (see action item) to the President and the Executive Director on December 25th, 2012 for  Board’s approval

The Committee will complete the following for the remaining year:

  • Upon approval of the nomination slate, the Committee will collect final version of candidate biographical information and election statement and forward the information to the Election Committee
  • The Committee will remind all candidates to keep their CALA membership status up-to-date for the new membership year
  • To streamline the nomination process, the Committee will continue to work on form letters seeking biographical information and candidate consent letters.  Upon approval, the form letters will be included in the Handbook of Officers for Nominating Committees
  •  The Committee will review the entry for Nominating Committee in the Handbook of Officers ( to update the information so that the nomination process and timelines are conformed with CALA’s Constitution and Bylaws

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

Action item:
Per Article VII of CALA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee shall present to the president and the executive director a list of nominees to fill the positions. The Committee recommends the following candidates for approval:

  • Michael Huang, Li Fu, and Lian Ruan to run for Incoming Vice President/President Elect (aka 2nd VP) 2013/2014, Vice President/President-Elect 2014/2015, President 2015/2016
  • Liana Zhou to run for Executive Director 2013/2014 – 2015/2016
  • Hui-fen Chang, Shali Zhang, Denise Kwan, Winyuan Shih, Hanrong Wang, Sai Deng, Yongyi Song, Yuan Li, Chris Kyauk, Maggie Wang to run for the Board of Directors. 

Respectfully submitted,

CALA 2012-2013 Nominating Committee:
Min Chou (Chair)
Xiaoli Li (Northern CA)
FuWaye Bender (Midwest)
Judy Xiao (Northeast)
Ding Ye (Greater Mid-Atlantic)
Li Zhang (Southeast)
Guopeng (Peggy) Zhang (Southwest)
Xiwen Zhang (Southern CA)