JEA signs five-year contract with Kansas State University

JEA signs five-year contract with Kansas State University

JEA’s board of directors and Executive Director Kelly Glasscock, CJE, pose with a K-State pennant to celebrate a signed contract for the university to host the organization’s headquarters from 2019-2024. Photo by Bradley Wilson, MJE

The Journalism Education Association has approved a five-year contract with Kansas State University to begin July 1, 2019. The board of directors unanimously approved the agreement for JEA to continue its partnership with K-State and the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications as its headquarters host. The vote and contract signing took place April 25, 2019 in Anaheim at a board meeting before the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.

“I’m thrilled to formalize the contract with K-State and recognize the longstanding relationship between the two parties — but even more exciting to JEA is the opportunity to expand and strengthen our relationship moving forward,” said President Sarah Nichols, MJE.

Other board meeting business included reports about contests, certification, awards, CTE, curriculum and national critique training in addition to the headquarters report from Executive Director Kelly Glasscock, CJE, with financial information and a convention update. Glasscock reported registration for the Anaheim convention as 3,500, matching earlier projections.

Director-at-large Laura Negri, CJE, presented an overview of a new section to the JEA website in progress related to Career and Technical Education, developed with CTE chair Nina Quintana, CJE. The first phase of the resources will be available in early May, and a second phase for members-only access will be released next fall.

The board voted on three motions, each of which passed 7-0: to approve the 990 tax document, to change the appointment of the magazine editor from the president to the executive director, which will be reflected in the organization’s bylaws under Article VII: Committees, Liaisons and Editors, Section 4: Editors, and to approve the 2019-20 budget.

Vice President Val Kibler, MJE, said, “I’m really excited to have passed this budget we crafted together in February, especially since it includes the addition of an associate director for JEA. We allocated funds to meet the goals we set two and a half years ago, and we’re seeing our hard work pay off to meet the needs of our members.”

The meeting adjourned at 1:37 p.m.



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