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Meet the International Officer, ACA Candidates

Meet the International Officer, ACA Candidates

PTK Catalyst attendees will decide elections in key leadership positions for the coming year: 2017-2018 International Officers and the Association of Chapter Advisors Secretary for Division 4.

Get to know the candidates for each position, and then join us for PTK Catalyst April 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee. Register today.

2017-2018 International Officers

Twenty-nine PTK members are vying for the five International Officer positions. An International President and International Vice Presidents for each of the Society’s four divisions will be elected.

These are the highest positions of leadership for students in Phi Theta Kappa. Learn more about serving as an International Officer.

See the candidates:

During PTK Catalyst, candidates will participate in a live Candidate Caucus, sponsored by Cengage, on Thursday, April 6, at 3 p.m., and then in a Political Rally that evening at 9:30. Voting delegates—one member from each chapter in attendance—will then vote online in the primary election.

See full voting details and other opportunities to meet the candidates here.

The 10 Candidate Finalists—two for each position—will be announced live during the Second General Session on Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m. Each of the finalists will receive a $500 International Officer Finalists Award, provided by the Oberndorf Family Foundation, for making it to the final round.

Candidate finalists will return to the stage during the Third General Session on Friday afternoon to deliver speeches on Theme 5 of the 2016/2017 Honors Study Topic, How the World Works: Global Perspectives, Beauty and Vulgarity. Specifically, they will answer the question, “What do changing global classifications of beauty and vulgarity convey about how the world works?”

Voting delegates will again vote online, and the 2017-2018 International Officer Team will be named during the Hallmark Awards Gala on Saturday, April 8.

Delegates—we strongly encourage you to participate in an Educational Forum exclusively for you on Thursday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Association of Chapter Advisors Secretary

Advisors attending PTK Catalyst will elect a Secretary representing Division 4 to the Association of Chapter Advisors (ACA).

All PTK chapter advisors are members of the ACA. The ACA Board consists of four advisors—one from each of the Society’s four divisions—elected to serve as liaisons between advisors and Phi Theta Kappa headquarters staff. Officers begin in the position of Secretary and progress to Vice Chair, Chair and Immediate Past Chair, and they serve four-year terms.

Nominations for this position were accepted earlier this year. The two candidates are:

  • Michelle Gietl, Associate Regional Coordinator of the Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region and advisor to the Alpha Sigma Xi Chapter at Columbia Gorge Community College in Oregon
  • Myriam Moody, advisor to the Alpha Pi Epsilon Chapter at Southwestern College in California

All advisors attending PTK Catalyst, regardless of their division, will vote for this position. Polling will open at 2 p.m. April 5 and close at 10 p.m. April 7. Each attending advisor will receive an email from ptkvote@ptk.org containing a link to online voting. See full details.

Advisors at PTK Catalyst without email access may use one of the computers at the Voter Registration Booth near convention registration to access their email and cast their votes. The Voter Registration Booth hours are:

  • April 5: 2-6 p.m.
  • April 6: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • April 7: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


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