American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Annual Nominations and Elections

Each year, the Committee on Nominations and Elections seeks nominations and conducts elections for positions on the Board of Directors, Audiology Advisory Council, and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. Elections will be conducted electronically from April to May each year.

2014 Nominations and Elections Information and Schedule

General Information

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Board of Directors/Advisory Councils

The call for Nominations for ASHA's Board of Directors and Advisory Councils is now closed. Terms of office for these positions are January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2017. Please refer to the Board of Directors election cycle, AAC election cycle, and SLPAC election cycle for a list of positions up for election. Elections begin April 23, 2014, and end on May 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Certain committee/boards (see below) have both elected and appointed positions. The nomination period for the elected positions for these committees/boards will open on July 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET and close on July 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET for terms beginning January 1, 2015:


  • The 2014 elections will open April 23, 2014, and close at 3:00 p.m. ET on May 29, 2014.
  • Audiology members may vote for audiology positions on the Board of Directors and the Audiology Advisory Council (see AAC election cycle for your state).
  • Speech-language pathology members may vote for speech positions on the Board of Directors and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (see SLPAC election cycle for your state).
  • Dually-certified members may vote for positions in both professions.
  • Members not from the professions may vote for non-profession specific positions on the Board of Directors.
  • Election Practices

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the single governing body of the Association. The Board actively promotes the objectives of the Association, operating in accordance with and administering and implementing the programs and policies established by the Board and those in the Bylaws.

The Role of the Advisory Councils

ASHA has two Advisory Councils, the Audiology Advisory Council and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. The Advisory Councils identify and discuss critical and/or emergent issues of concern to members and the professions. The information provided by the Advisory Councils is used to help inform decisions made by the Board of Directors regarding the programs and services that should be provided for members and supported by Association resources.

Each Advisory Council is comprised of 54 members. There is one member from each state, the District of Columbia, international constituency, U.S. territories and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

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