Admissions & Standards Committee


Committee Roster

Lisa Bayer, Georgia, Chair (lbayer AT uga DOT edu)
Anthony Cond, Liverpool
Mary Dougherty, Massachusetts
Fredric Nachbaur, Fordham
Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin
Mark Simpson-Vos, North Carolina

Central Office Liaison
Peter Berkery


General Objective:

  • Evaluate all applications from presses to become Association members in the various categories and recommend acceptance or rejection to the Board.

Specific Charges to the Admissions & Standards Committee:

  • Carry out the duties set forth in the Bylaws and in the "Guidelines on Admissions."
  • Review applications and advise candidate organizations promptly, with the goal of making a recommendation within 30 days of receiving material.
  • Support the Central Office in its efforts to identify and encourage suitable new membership candidates.
  • Establish a subcommittee to assess and develop programs (welcome packets, mentoring, et cetera) to ensure that Introductory Members are progressing toward Regular or Affiliate membership.
  • Investigate any complaints regarding the failure of a member to adhere to the relevant standards of membership, and make appropriate recommendations for further action to the Central Office and the Board.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 5, 2018, Thursday, February 8, 2019, and Thursday, May 17, 2019.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports