Membership Committee

CAPPA Membership Committee

Requires At least one representative from each state or province in the CAPPA region.

Charge: Retention and recruitment of the CAPPA membership.

ChairRandy CulverSD 
 Darrel MeyerMO K-12 & CC Rep
 Joe PhillipsAR 
 Wayne GerstnerKS 
 Rodney HughesAR / TX 
 Tami FreemanAR / TXCAPPA 2013 Rep
 Lalo GomezTX 
 Marshall LasswellTXTAPPA Rep
 Matt KadavyNE 
 Rod BerscheidMB 
Member-at-Large Larry ZitzowND 
Member-at-Large Hollis DyerTX 
Member-at-Large AR

The Membership Committee provides strategic guidance to retain and grow an actively engaged membership with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and values to elevate the education facilities professionally and to transform learning institutions. The committee is responsible for reviewing eligibility criteria for membership and for making recommendations with regard to changes to membership categories and dues. The committee will also recommend to the Board strategies for growing Cappa membership and retaining current members. They will also work with other Cappa committees to ensure products and services are in alignment with the Cappa Value Statement.


Each individual should begin/continue their role with a passion for the work of their chosen committee and provide support for the chairperson and other committee members alike. As with other CAPPA committees, there is the expectation of full participation, to the extent possible, in all committee meetings (generally two times per year and periodic conference calls.) Implicit in this expectation is the understanding that members’ institutions will support their attendance at CAPPA’s Annual Conference and the CAPPA Technology Conference where the committee holds regularly scheduled meetings prior to an official opening of each conference (at the committee member institution’s partial expense). These meetings are usually held in Sep/Oct and Feb. If for some reason the committee member is unable to attend this meeting, a substitute may be selected in consultation with the Committee Chair to attend to ensure a balance of representation and the continued flow of information to the committee and the regional board.

There is the potential for a significant time commitment involved in serving on this committee, as each member usually reviews numerous financial documents over the course of the year. IF the meeting occurs face-to-face, APPA will pay for the member’s attendance.

Each committee member should attend their regional annual meetings to provide committee progress reports and to recruit a replacement. It is suggested that each committee member write an article for their regional newsletter. Each committee member should also stay in close communication with their committee chair and the President as to the status of their term of the Membership Committee to ensure highly qualified replacements are identified well in advance of the expiration of the member’s term. In like manner, each committee member should take an active role in finding and educating their replacement in the work of the committee to date (e.g., orientation/briefing material; transfer of any background information and records).

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