ACSR Governance

The AACTE Board of Directors officially recognizes 47 state chapter associations of colleges for teacher education. The presidents or designated liaisons from these state chapters comprise the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR), which operates as the governing body of the affiliates. ACSR meets twice annually to advise the national organization on state policy issues and helps to set the policy agenda for the coming year. ACSR also has strong representation on AACTE's governance system with three representatives on the AACTE Board of Directors.

The primary purpose of ACSR is to serve as a collaborative network for state chapter leaders across the nation and to represent state-level perspectives in all AACTE activities as well as help identify important issues for AACTE to monitor and manage.

ACSR Executive Committee

ACSR Executive Committee
Mary Murray
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Term Expires: February 2019

Michael Maher
North Carolina State University
Term Expires: February 2019

Past Chair
Ena Shelley
Butler University, Indiana
Term Expire: February 2019

Northeast Region Representative
Kate DaBoll-Lavoie
Nazareth College, New York
Term Expires: February 2019

Western Region Representative
Leif Gustavson
Pacific University, Oregon
Term Expires: February 2019

Midwest Region Representative
Gwen Rudney
University of Minnesota Morris
Term Expires: February 2020

South Region Representative
John Blackwell
Virginia State University
Term Expires: February 2020

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AttentionThis interactive and searchable tool enables AACTE members and state chapters to easily track legislative and regulatory proposals in their states that affect educator preparation and other related topics.

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Is your state chapter interested in updating or creating a web site? AACTE offers free templates and technical support.

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