KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Nicole Mitchell, Director of the University of Washington Press, recently began her one-year term as President of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Mitchell assumed the role at AAUP 2017, the Association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas. She is preceded by Darrin Pratt, Director of the University Press of Colorado.
As President, Mitchell will work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on a number of organisational goals. She will focus on three major areas during the coming year: establishing a Diversity Task Force; forming a working group of non-US members to better understand the needs of international members; and, working with the Research Task Force to strengthen the case for the unique value and impact of university presses.
Nicole Mitchell has served as Director of the University of Washington Press since 2012.
Over the past five years, among other milestones, she has restructured the press, raised the press’s profile on the University of Washington campus and in the Seattle community, refreshed the press’s editorial program, and secured new funding for East Asian studies and work by Pacific Northwest writers.
Mitchell has previously served the Association on the Professional Development Committee (including a term as chair in 2009-2010), the Task Force on University Relations, the Nominating Committee, and through a previous term of service on the Association’s Board of Directors…