Update on Executive Director Search Process

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this

The TLA Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by TLA 2016-2017 President Walter Betts, received more than 40 applications. Of the seven candidates selected at the first screening stage, four submitted Phase 1 materials which included a writing piece and a webinar. A focus group of 14 TLA membership representatives and the Search Committee participated in the Phase 1 evaluation. Following their assessment, the Search Committee conducted in-person interviews with two candidates prior to TLA Annual Conference, and chose the finalist who unfortunately withdrew shortly after the conference. This concluded the first search process for the Executive Director.

2017-2018 TLA President Ling Hwey Jeng has assumed the role as chair of the Executive Director Search Committee to continue the search process. TLA Immediate Past-President Walter Betts stepped down from the Search Committee and has been replaced by President-Elect Jennifer LaBoon. Additional committee members include Sharon Amastae, Yvonne Chandler, Susan Mann, Gloria Meraz, and Dana Rooks.

The job has been re-posted, and the committee is confident the process will be speedy yet thorough. Pat Smith has agreed to delay her retirement until the new Executive Director is identified. Please refer any questions related to the Executive Director search directly to  Ling Hwey Jeng or any member of the committee.   

TLA Executive Director Job Posting (closes June 17)


Created on May 17, 2017 | Last updated May 17, 2017