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Results of the 2014 Election

Ruth Milkman, CUNY - Graduate Center, has been elected the 107th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2015-2016. Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois - Chicago, has been elected Vice President for 2015-2016. Milkman and Risman will assume their respective offices in August 2015, following a year of service as President-elect and Vice President-elect. Milkman will chair the 2016 Program Committee that will shape the ASA Annual Meeting program in Seattle, August 20-23, 2016. As ASA President, Milkman will be a member of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies, and its chair in 2015-2016. She will also be a member of the ASA Committee on the Executive Office and Budget (2015-2017) and the 2016-17 Publications Committee.

Members also elected four new Council Members-at-Large: Adia M. Harvey Wingfield (Georgia State University); Tanya Maria Golash-Boza (University of California - Merced); Margaret Hunter (Mills College); and Peter Kivisto (Augustana College). Also elected were two members of the Committee on Publications, six members of the Committee on Nominations, and four members of the Committee on Committees.

In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Mary Romero and Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members and their appreciation to all ASA members who have served the Association by running for office and by voting in this election.

Nearly half the voting members of the ASA community took part in the 2014 election, which was nearly the same as last year. ASA is one of the very few scholarly associations with participation this high. Of the 9,146 members eligible to vote in the 2014 election there was a 45.3 percent participation rate, compared to 47.8 percent in 2013. In the 52 ASA Sections elections, 53.6 percent participated in 2014. Of the total votes cast, 100 percent were cast online.

The full slate of the newly elected ASA-wide officers and committee members follows:

President-Elect
Ruth Milkman, CUNY - Graduate Center

Vice President-Elect
Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois - Chicago

Council Members-at-Large
Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University
Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, University of California - Merced
Margaret Hunter, Mills College
Peter Kivisto, Augustana College

Committee on Nominations
Grace Kao, University of Pennsylvania
Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland
Omar A Lizardo, University of Notre Dame
Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame
Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University
Victor Rios, University of California - Santa Barbara

Committee on Publications
Kathleen M. Blee, University of Pittsburgh
Douglas Hartmann, University of Minnesota

Committee on Committees
Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
Gilda L. Ochoa, Pomona College
Rita Stephan, U.S. Department of State
Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia