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2019 NAKHE Elections Are Underway!

posted on Sep 15, 2019

The 2019 NAKHE Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections are underway and will run 11:45 pm Tuesday, October 15.

On September 15th, an email message containing a unique ballot link with a random, secret access key was emailed to professional, emeritus, and student members. (Associate and concurrent members do not participate in NAKHE elections.) The email came directly from a secure online voting website called “ElectionBuddy”. If you are an eligible voter and did not receive a ballot email, please check your spam folder.  While there, consider adding (the email address ballot emails are sent from) to your contact list.

To vote, voters click on a website link contained in the email message, access their ballot with their unique access key and enter their choice for president and vice president. All votes are confidential and cannot be seen by others, including election administrators. A confirmation email is automatically sent to the voter once the voter submits their ballet. Election administrators may view the election results only after the election has ended.

Please be on the lookout for an email from and cast your vote! Your opinion matters!


The candidates for President are:

Britt Johnson

Britt Johnson
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Missouri Western State University

View Dr. Johnson's Vita

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Donna Woolard
Chair and Professor of Exercise Science
Campbell University

View Dr. Woolard's Vita


The candidates for Vice President are:


Ken Bias
Professor of Physical Education
University of Central Missouri

View Dr. Bias' Vita

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Kacey DiGiacinto
Associate Professor
Interim Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning
Elizabeth City State University

View Dr. DiGiacinto's Vita

If you have election questions, feedback or want to be removed from future ballot lists, please email NAKHE Nominations and Elections Committee at