Investment Committee


Committee Roster

Susan Doerr, Minnesota, Chair (doer0012 AT umn DOT edu)
Mike Bieker, Arkansas
Nadine Buckland, West Indies
Robbie Dircks, North Carolina
Donna Shear, Nebraska
Eric Smist, Johns Hopkins

Board Liaison
Nadine Buckland, West Indies

Central Office Liaison
Peter Berkery


General Objective:

  • Provide oversight to the investment of the Association’s quasi-endowment fund.

Specific Charges to the Investment Committee:

  • Review and as necessary update the fund’s Investment Policy; ensure investment selections remain consistent with policy.
  • Receive and review periodic reports from the fund’s investment advisor(s); participate in periodic conference calls with investment advisor(s).
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the allocation of fund principal between a prudent reserve and funding for strategic initiatives.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the use(s) of fund income.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the efforts of the Central Office staff to identify opportunities to leverage UP Commons (targeted launch: Fall 2017) to facilitate collaboration and communication among the members of your committee and the broader community it represents.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 12, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018. Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.


Committee Reports and Projects

2016–2017 Final Report