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2023 TAA Council Elections – Cast Your Vote

Six candidates are running for four open positions on the TAA Council, the association’s governing board. Terms begin July 1, 2023.

Members received an email with a link to the ballot on February 21. To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing. If you are a TAA member and cannot vote electronically, contact Kim Pawlak at or (507) 459-1363 to request a paper ballot. The deadline for voting is Friday, March 17.

Dione Taylor

“I would like to continue my support of TAA with service as the next Vice President/President-Elect, as this organization continues to invite new and ongoing members of the textbook and academic authors community to join with us for this mutually beneficial and rewarding purpose.” – Dione Taylor, Running for Vice President/President-Elect

Brenda Ulrich

“I have served for the past year four years as Secretary for TAA Council, as well as on TAA’s Governance, Executive and Publishing Practices Committees. I would be honored to serve again, and am particularly excited to work with TAA’s new executive director and the Council to help shape the future of TAA as it embarks on a new era in an ever-changing publishing world.” – Brenda Ulrich, running for re-election as Secretary

“It is my hope to grow in my participation with TAA, which is why I am interested in serving on the Council. Through my participation, I hope to accomplish an increase in sustainability of TAA through member engagement and recruitment efforts as well as through implementing processes and systems to help the Council lead effectively and efficiently.” – Nicole Dillard, running for a seat on the TAA Council

“Attending the TAA Conference and monthly discussion circles I clearly see the value of the organization, especially the encouraging tone and expertise of its members. My hope for being on the Council is to support the organization’s  leadership and members and learn more about how I can continue to serve TAA in the future.” – Donna Elkins, running for a seat on the TAA Council

Fred Kleiner“Now retired from teaching if not from academic and textbook writing, I am again free to serve, something that I am eager to do given how much my career owes to TAA. I am all the more anxious to resume giving back because recent conversations with several current Council members have convinced me that TAA is at an important inflection point, and I believe that I can make a meaningful contribution to addressing the challenges the organization now faces.” – Fred Kleiner, running for a seat on the TAA Council

Rick Mullins“I am hoping to be re-elected to the TAA Council in order to give back to an organization that has given me much over the last six years. Having only recently completed my first edition organic chemistry textbook, I will bring a unique perspective to the Council where I can hopefully design programming for early career, aspiring textbook authors.” – Rick Mullins, running for re-election to the TAA Council

See full candidate information and vote