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OHA begins search for executive office

The Oral History Association has formed a committee to begin the search for an institutional home for its executive office beginning in early 2018.  As part of this process, the committee has also been charged with finding a new executive director to serve as its principal administrator.

Georgia State University will house OHA and Kristine Navarro-McElhaney will serve as the interim executive director throughout the search.  The committee, comprised of Dan Kerr (chair and past council member), Rina Benmayor (past president), Linda Shopes (past president), and Allison Tracy (current council member), expects to issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks.  The RFP will be posted on the OHA’s website, distributed to our members and broadcast through many other channels.

Given the importance of this task to the association, the search committee encourages OHA members to help widely distribute the RFP, to propose potential institutional homes and to suggest candidates for the executive director position.  The search committee is committed to working with prospective applicants as they prepare their proposals.

Please feel free to contact Kerr (, Shopes ( or Benmayor ( ) to indicate your intent to pursue this opportunity and to address any questions you may have.