Committees of the Board

Admissions and Standards

Responsible for evaluating all applications for membership, the work of the Admissions and Standards Committee this year highlighted the international breadth of the Association, with applications from the oldest university press in Australia, Melbourne University Publishing, and the University of Guam Press.
Anthony Cond, Liverpool, Chair
Allison Belan, Duke 
Dawn Durante, Texas 
Douglas Hildebrand, Alberta
Charles Watkinson, Michigan
Stephanie Williams, Wayne State
Peter Berkery, Central Office Liaison


The Audit Committee provides oversight to the conduct of the Association’s annual financial audit. Specific charges of the committee include collaboration with the AUPresses business manager, working with an independent accounting firm to conduct the audit (and may include assessing and selecting a new accounting firm, should best practices recommend it), meeting (virtually) with principals of the firm to review audit procedures, reviewing the draft and final audit report to discuss any material findings or disclosures therein, presenting the audit to the Board for approval, and confirming financial compliance by AUPresses personnel.
Christie Henry, Princeton, Chair
Mike Bieker, Arkansas 
Amy Schultz, Stanford
Kim Miller, Central Office Liaison


The Nominating Committee solicited and evaluated nominations from the membership for candidates for the 2022-23 Board of Directors in fall 2021. Two members of the committee participated in a virtual session organized by President Lisa Bayer that sought to demystify board service, which resulted in several additional nominees.

The committee’s slate of nominees, including a President-Elect and a Treasurer-Elect, and two Directors-at-Large, was approved by the current Board at their March meeting and will be presented for ratification by AUPresses members at the May 2022 Annual Business Meeting. Building on the work of the prior year’s committee, the committee tested methods for better assessing the composition of the Board as it relates to both the diversity of our membership and our call to become a more inclusive industry. It made additional recommendations to the Board for recruitment strategies and ongoing assessment of representation on the Board, recognizing that a board of thirteen members cannot represent the diversity of our membership in any single year.
Kathyrn Conrad, Arizona, Chair
Mary Francis, Pennsylvania
Colleen Lanick, Harvard
Angelica Lopez-Torres, Texas
Lara Mainville, Ottawa
Fred Nachbaur, Fordham 
Niko Pfund, Oxford
Peter Berkery, Central Office Liaison