Best of luck and congratulations to all you 朗.
Camelia on behalf of WikiDonne UG
On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 2:33 AM Shani Evenstein wrote:
> A small correction to the new roles - Krishna is Secretary and Joao is the
> membership admin.
> *So the new roles are like so: *
> Filip Maljkovic - Chair
> Susanna Mkrtchyan (Սուսաննա Մկրտչյան) - Vice Chair
> Krishna Chaitanya Velaga - *Secretary*
> João Alexandre Peschanski - *Membership Admin*
> LiAnna Davis - Treasurer
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM Shani Evenstein
> > Dear all,
> > As some of you may know, I will soon be joining the Board of Trustees
> > (August 15), and am therefore required to resign my formal role as Chair
> > the Wikipedia & Education User Group. This means a new vacancy had to be
> > filled in the board composition and a new Chair had to be appointed.
> > I'm happy to report that in an online board meeting earlier this month
> > board chose *Filip Maljkovic* to serve as the new Chair of the
> > organization.
> > As for filling up vacancies -- in addition to me leaving the board,
> > another board member, *Ananth Subray, *has informed the board that due to
> > other pressing obligations he will not be able to continue his role as a
> > board member. Ananth has therefore resigned and will move to a position
> > "Adviser to the Board". I'd like to take the opportunity to thank him for
> > his service to the UG's growth in the passing year.
> > With both me and Ananth leaving the board, 2 vacancies had to be filled.
> > The board of the W UG has always been a working board, keeping it small
> > but with highly involved members. In order to foster stability in the
> > organization and an easy as possible transition, the board has chosen to
> > co-opt 2 members from our UG that has always been involved and already
> > the organization well - *João Alexandre Peschanski from Brazil, *who has
> > served as an adviser to the board since the UG's approval, throughout the
> > board election process and ever since; and *LiAnna Davis*, Chief Programs
> > Officer and Deputy Director at *Wiki Education Foundation*, *from the
> > As some may remember, LiAnna once worked for the Education team at the
> > and was the one to initiate the creation of the Education Collaborative,
> > which later evolved into our current UG. She has been involved in the
> > different stages of our formation and knows well many of the relevant
> > stakeholders.
> > Both LiAnna & João were natural choices and bring to the board a wealth
> > of experience running innovative EDUWiki initiatives. I have no doubt
> > will both contribute to the continued growth of the organization, till
> > next elections at the end of 2020.
> > *Thus, the new Wikipedia & Education User Group **board composition is: *
> > Filip Maljkovic - Chair
> > Susanna Mkrtchyan - Vice Chair
> > Krishna Chaitanya Velaga - Membership Admin
> > João Alexandre Peschanski - Secretary
> > LiAnna Davis - Treasurer
> > To summarize, I feel very blessed to be leaving an even stronger board
> > look forward to seeing how this organization evolves. I'll remain
> > as an 'adviser to the board' and will continue contributing to EDUWiki
> > initiatives as a volunteer, educator, researcher and Open Education
> > advocate.
> > Best,
> > Shani Evenstein.
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