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Committees

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Chair: Gordon Stables, Southern California
Members:
Mission Statement: This committee shall oversee the criteria for the award of the Association’s annual student, coaching and program awards. The First Vice-President shall serve as Chair of the Annual Awards Committee.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW BOARD

Chair: Ed Panetta, University of Georgia
Members: Brian Lain, Greta Stahl
Mission Statement: This committee hears cases of unprofessional conduct (as described in the CEDA Constitution). The procedures are available here.
Contact the chair for additional information: epanetta@uga.edu.

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs: Sue Peterson, CSU Chico & ML Sandoz, Vanderbilt
Members:
Mission Statement: This committee is chaired by the Sexual Harassment Officer and is responsible for administering CEDA's policy on discrimination and sexual harassment, which is contained in the Bylaws.

TOURNAMENT SITE COMMITTEE

Chair: Darren Elliott, KCKCC
Members: ML Sandoz, Joe Patrice, Will Baker
Mission Statement: This committee shall oversee the solicitation of a host for future National Tournaments of the Association. This committee shall also gather data regarding the conduct of the Association’s tournament. This committee should include, at a minimum, the treasurer, president, and both past presidents.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs: Mike Davis, James Madison University & ML Sandoz, Vanderbilt
Members:
Mission Statement: This committee shall solicit and receive names of individuals for elective office in the organization and propose the slate of nominees at the annual business meeting, as indicated in Article V of the Constitution.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Chair: Sue Peterson, CSU-Chico
Members:
Mission Statement: This committee shall promote the professional development of director/coaches, coaches, and the graduate/undergraduate assistants associated with debate programs. The committee shall select a representative to attend the National Communication Association Program Planners meetings, plan any programs assigned by the National Communication Association to CEDA, serve as the National Communication Association Convention liaison, which includes scheduling meeting times, be in charge of carrying out any programs assigned by the National Communication Association to CEDA as a consequence of CEDA's affiliate status with the National Communication Association.

COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Mike Davis, James Madison University
Members: Abi Williams, Andy Ellis, Andrew Barnes, Neil Berch, Sue Peterson, Darren Elliott, Jackie Massey, Sam Nelson, Matt Stannard, Vik Keenan, Whit Whitmore
Mission Statement: This committee shall promote new membership, assist new and potential programs in CEDA related activities, assist programs facing budgetary or other problems, coordinate efforts to regain lost memberships and suggest available forensic materials relevant to CEDA.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Chair: Kathryn Rubino, Army
Members: Joe Patrice, Christy Webster
Mission Statement: This committee shall promote the activities of CEDA and its member schools, including promotion of national standings and award winners among the various national and regional media and coordinate efforts at development of alternative funding support sources.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Chair: Sue Peterson, CSU Chico
Members:
Mission Statement: The Second Vice President will serve as Chair of the Research Committee. This committee shall evaluate proposals for research to be conducted at the Association's National Tournament and approve only those proposals which meet standards for ethical and competent research. Committee procedures and guidelines for evaluation appear in the Bylaws.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Jordan Foley, Missouri State University
Members:
Mission Statement

TOPIC COMMITTEE

Chair: Gordon Stables (CEDA 2ND), Southern California
Members: Darren Elliott (CEDA 1ST), KCKCC;
Ryan Galloway, Samford;
Steve Mancuso (NDT), Miami OH;
Candace Moore (Student), KCKCC
Joe Patrice (CEDA 1VP), Army;
Sue Peterson, CSU Chico
Greta Stahl, Michigan State
Kelly Young (ADA), Wayne State
Archived Topic Committee Work Available Here
Recent Topic Committee Work is available on the forums.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

See Officers for complete list.

Primer and responsibilities coming soon.

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