Nominating & Election Committee
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To encourage planning academicians in a wide range of planning programs to assume leadership roles in the Association and to organize and conduct in a timely fashion and in a well publicized manner all required and special elections of the Association, and to endeavor to assure widespread participation therein, especially by racial and ethnic minorities.

This Committee will make a good faith effort to nominate at least two candidates for each office in the Association and conduct a mail ballot in advance of the Annual Meeting, for officers and Regional Representatives. In case of a vacancy in the offices of Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer, this Committee will hold an election to fill the term of office, as soon as practical. The chair of this committee is appointed by the president.

  • Chair: Lois Takahashi, University of Southern California, [2017-2019]
  • Charles Connerly, University of Iowa, [2015-2019]
  • Curtis Winkle, University of Illinois at Chicago, [2013-2019]
  • Malo Hutson, University of California, Berkeley, [2016-2018]
  • James Spencer, Clemson University,, [2016-2018]
  • Rayman Mohamed, Wayne State University, [2018-2020]


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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