Almost a year ago Rachel Cherry announced that she would be stepping down from her role as director of WPCampus. As a result of this decision the organization evaluated leadership models, decided on a board format, and created new bylaws.
In October, they put out a call for nominations for board members.
In January of this year, the WPCampus leadership model officially changed from a single Director (Rachel Cherry) to a Board of Directors.
Today the new board was announced. The board consists of president, treasurer, secretary, past president, and four members-at-large.
The Board of Directors
According to the WPCampus website…
“The inaugural WPCampus Board of Directors brings together a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences in higher education and WordPress, united by a shared passion for supporting the growth of higher education through the enrichment of its people and its technology.”
The WPCampus Board of Directors is comprised of the following people.
- David Dashifen Kees (they/them) – President
- Reed Piernock (they/them) – Secretary
- Kiera Howe (she/her) – Treasurer
- Rachel Cherry (she/her) – Past-President
- L. Danielle Baldwin (she/her)
- Ed Beck (he/him)
- Phil Crumm (he/him)
- Eric Scott Sembrat, Ph.D. (he/him)
Biographies and more information about each board member is available on WPCampus site’s Board of Directors page.
Documentation for the new governance structure, including the new bylaws is available on the following pages of the WPCampus website.
WPCampus 2023 Conference
The WPCampus annual conference returns in person in 2023. This year’s conference will be held in New Orleans from July 12-14. The event will include learning sessions, networking, and social events. It will take place at Tulane University.
Topics are expected to focus on the growth of higher education, accessibility, WordPress, and the people throughout. If you have a session idea that would fit into these topics, the call for presenters is open until the end of March.
Additional helpful links are below.