By-Laws Committee

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Current Chair

  • 2014-2015 Chair Laura Dorfman, California Marymount University

Previous Chairs

  • 2013-2014 Chair: Robert Stephens, UC Riverside
  • 2012-2013 Chair: Tyler Miller, CSU Fresno
  • 2011-2012 Chair: Josh O'Connor, UC Davis
  • 2010-2011 Chair: Emily Sandoval, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2009-2010 Chair: Dana Pysz, UCLA
  • 2008-2009 Chair: Staci Buchwald, Scripps College
  • 2007-2008 Chair: James Smith, UC Riverside
  • 2006-2007 Chair: Stuart Huggins, Pepperdine University
  • 2005-2006 Chair: Martin Castillo, San Jose State University


  • Travel - No
  • Programming - No
  • Communication by phone, mail, fax, e-mail


To provide an opportunity for Association members to recommend amendments to the Association’s By-Laws through a review process and report to the membership at the Annual Conference and Exposition.


  1. Responsible for the annual review of the Association’s By-Laws.
  2. Establish and oversee the committee during the review process.
  3. Make appropriate recommendations for the changes in those governing documents to the WACUHO President (January).
  4. Ensure that proposed changes are published in the pre-conference Waves newsletter.
  5. Present proposed changes to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting (March/April) for discussion and vote.
  6. Once the changes have been approved, the chair is responsible to see that the documents are updated and distributed as part of the first post-conference newsletter.
  7. Prepare and submit two copies of an annual report to the Vice President by May 1 which summarizes the committee’s activity during the year. Report will be shared with the incoming chair (see Appendix for sample).