NAEP would like to welcome Sara Luther, CPPB, Sourcing Specialist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the national Board of Directors! Sara is our new District 5 representative to the board, representing the Great Plains and TOAL regions. Sara has been an active NAEP member for many years, most recently serving as the President of the Great Plains region. Sara is filling the board seat of Karen Harthorn from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota as Karen steps away to support her husband and his recovery from health challenges.
The national Board of Directors as well as the staff of NAEP would like to thank Karen for her service to the association and we all wish her the best as she focuses on her family at this time.
It is with sadness that we also say goodbye to another board director, our District 3 representative LaDonna Purcell of Morehead State University. LaDonna has accepted a new position outside of higher education procurement beginning in March 2018. The board and staff of NAEP wish LaDonna well as she begins her new adventure with the Kenton County Airport Board. LaDonna has dedicated significant time and energy to NAEP as she played a very active role on many regional and national committees.
In fulfilling the District 5 board seat and as we look to fill the District 3 board seat, NAEP follows the directives of our national bylaws. The District representative of the regions affected by these departures researched potential eligible candidates from the region. These candidates are subject to an approval of appointment by the Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term.