May 12, 2017

WSASAS Elections


Western Section Members:

For the 2017-2018 election cycle, the Western Section must fill positions for Secretary-Treasurer and Western Section Graduate Director. The election ballots will close at 11:59 pm CDT on June 1, 2017.

This year’s candidates are:

Secretary -Treasurer – Dr. Reinaldo Cooke (to serve a four-year term, which includes one year as Secretary-Treasurer, one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past President)
Western Section Graduate Director – Kathryn Smith and Maggie Weinroth (one candidate to serve a two-year term)

To learn more about the candidates and to cast your vote, please visit the election site at Log in using the same user name and password you use for

Once you are logged into the election site, click on the link for “2017-2018 WSASAS Election.” There you will be presented with two sections on the left-hand side. The first is labeled “Election.” This is where you can view the candidates’ bios for each elected position. Click on the “tab” for each position to view the bios. Please remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to ensure that you have been presented with all the information provided.

After reviewing the bios for each position, you can then click on the second tab on the left-hand side labeled “Vote.” Here you will be able to select each candidate you would like to vote for. After you have selected all of your candidates, be sure to click the big, purple “Vote” button at the bottom right of the page to cast your vote.

If you have any questions about the election site or if you do not have access to the web site, contact Jacelyn Hemmelgarn (, 217-689-2432) or Melissa Burnett (, 217-689-2433) to receive a paper copy of the candidates’ biographical information.

The election ballots will close at 11:59 pm CDT on June 1, 2017.