Council of Writing Program Administrators Executive Board

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty who serve or have served as directors of first year composition or writing programs, coordinators of writing centers and writing workshops, chairpersons and members of writing-program-related committees, or in similar administrative capacities. The Council of Writing Program Administrators is an affiliate of the Association of American Colleges and the Modern Language Association.

CWPA Executive Board Members

CWPA is led by an Executive Board, whose current membership consists of:

  • Lilian Mina, President, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (term ends 2024; will succeed to Immediate Past President)
  • Dominic DelliCarpini, Immediate Past President York College of PA (term ends 2024)
  • Al Harahap, Queens College, CUNY (term ends 2024)
  • Erin Lehman, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (term ends 2024)
  • Candie McKee Williams, Oklahoma City Community College (term ends 2024)
  • Daryl Lynn Dance, Hampton University (term ends 2026)
  • Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College (term ends 2026)


  • Christal Seahorn, Treasurer, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Amanda Presswood, Secretary, Southern New Hampshire University 
  • Douglas Hesse, Archivist, University of Denver
  • Michael Pemberton, Director, Consultant Evaluator Service, Georgia Southern University
  • Jonikka Charlton, Associate Director, Consultant Evaluator Service, The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • Patti Poblete, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, South Puget Sound Community College
  • Tracy Ann Morse, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, East Carolina University
  • Wendy Sharer, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, East Carolina University 


Past WPA Presidents

Since 1978, the Council of Writing Program Administrators has had these presidents: 

Past WPA Presidents / Years Served

  • Susan Thomas (2021-2023)
  • Mark Blaauw-Hara (2019-2021)
  • Dominic DelliCarpini (2017-2019)
  • Susan Miller-Cochran (2015-2017)
  • Rita Malenczyk (2013-2015)
  • Duane Roen (2011-2013)
  • Linda Adler-Kassner (2009-2011)
  • Joseph Janangelo (2007-2009)
  • Shirley K Rose (2005-2007)
  • Chris Anson (1/2003-6/2005)
  • Kathleen Blake Yancey (2001-2002)
  • Doug Hesse (1999-2000)
  • Theresa Enos (1997-1998)
  • Charles Schuster (1995-1996)
  • Barbara Cambridge (1993-1994)
  • Ben McClelland (1991-1992)
  • Lynn Z. Bloom (1989-1990)
  • Linda Peterson (1987-1988)
  • Winifred Horner (1985-1986)
  • Harvey Wiener (1979-1985)

Past Executive Boards

2019 Exec Board

2018 Exec Board

2017 Exec Board

2016 CWPA Exec Board

2015 CWPA Exec Board

2014 CWPA Exec Board

2013 CWPA Exec Board

2012 CWPA Exec Board

2011 CWPA Exec Board

2010 CWPA Exec Board

2009 CWPA Exec Board

2008 CWPA Exec Board

2007 CWPA Exec Board

2006 CWPA Exec Board

2005 CWPA Exec Board

2004 CWPA Exec Board

2003 CWPA Exec Board

2002 CWPA Exec Board

2001 CWPA Exec Board

2000 CWPA Exec Board