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Deadline approaching for expressing interest in hosting OHA headquarters

Sept. 30 is the deadline for institutions interested in hosting the OHA’s headquarters to send an initial letter of interest and a preliminary explanation of how the OHA would benefit the institution and other factors that would make it a good home for OHA.

Viable candidates will be invited to submit a formal proposal by Feb. 1, 2017, with a decision expected in April 2017, to take effect by Jan. 1, 2018.

Identification of an executive director need not be part of the host institution’s proposal. If it is not, OHA and the host institution will embark on a search for an executive director to be selected by October 2017.

Since 2013 the OHA executive offices have been hosted by Georgia State University and its operations overseen by Executive Director Cliff Kuhn, who died unexpectedly in November 2015. Currently, Kristine Navarro-McElhaney serves as the interim executive director, and Gayle Knight serves as the association’s program associate.

Search Committee chair Dan Kerr ( and members Linda Shopes ( and Rina Benmayor ( will address any questions interested applicants may have. Representatives of institutions that wish to submit a letter of interest are urged to attend the fall OHA conference in Long Beach where they can meet with search committee members.

For complete details, please visit OHA begins search.