2012 Board of Directors Election Results
The 2012 Board of Directors ballot was sent to members of the 2011 Council of Representatives on June 29. The election closed July 30. Following are those elected.
Louise A. Douce, PhD
Louise A. Douce is a specialist in college student mental health and has been active in college and university psychology for the past 35 years. She received her graduate degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and has been nationally active in the education and training issues for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and counselors. She has published and presented in the areas of career development for women, multicultural competency with a special focus on LGBT issues, supervision and training and women’s issues. She has served on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives, currently serves on the Finance Committee, is past chair of the APA Board of Educational Affairs and a past president of the APA Society of Counseling Psychology. She has received the APA Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) and the Commission of Counseling and Psychological Services of ACPA. Dr. Douce is currently Assistant Vice President of Student Life at The Ohio State University and supervises units dedicated to enhancing success of and removing barriers to student success including health, mental health, career and student wellness services and the Younkin Success Center. Dr. Douce is a pioneer in university threat assessment, chairing the OSU team for 25 years and providing crisis support for the campus.
William J. (Bill) Strickland, PhD
William J. (Bill) Strickland is president and chief executive officer of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), a non-profit research institute performing contract research primarily for the federal government for over 60 years. Before joining HumRRO, Bill served for 26 years in the United States Air Force. In his last military assignment, he directed all human resources research for the Air Force, including research in the areas of manpower and personnel, education and training, and simulation and training devices. Earlier in his Air Force career, Bill held a series of positions as a behavioral scientist, as the chief of research within the Office of Institutional Research at the Air Force Academy, and as the chief of Air Force personnel testing programs in the Pentagon. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is a past president of its Division of Military Psychology and served for six years as the division’s representative on the Council of Representatives. Bill has also served on APA’s Committee on the Structure and Function of Council, and on its Policy and Planning Board. He has testified seven times on behalf of APA before committees of the United States Congress. Bill has been a member of two National Research Council Committees — the Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruiting and the Committee on FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Staffing Standards. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Bill earned a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from The Ohio State University.
The newly elected Board members will begin their terms Jan. 1, 2013. Their terms will end Dec. 31, 2015.