As of today, I am no longer part of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Board of Directors.
The reason is simple: since I joined in January 2014, I have renewed my board membership twice, and feel like three 3-year terms is enough time to dedicate to help lead an organization, so I didn’t apply to renew for a fourth term. In these 9 years, I have had the honor of serving as Treasurer, Vice President, and President. And now I will continue to serve the ELO as an engaged, supportive member, and as part of the Literary Advisory Board (LAB). I am super grateful for my colleagues in the Board for their friendship and support all these years. The ELO is in good hands under their care!
And now, I will turn my energies to other efforts that could use my leadership skills, such as helping Lit(e)Lat (the Latin American electronic literature network) formalize as an organization, or perhaps starting a new Spanish language ‘zine to publish creative work, or enhancing the work I do as part of the Taper Editorial Collective. Or maybe I’ll take a little break from leadership (I get plenty in my day job as Chair of a huge English department) and be available to help with initiatives that need me. Whatever the case, I am here for our organizations and communities.
¡Aquí, a la orden (Here, at your service)!