Admissions & Standards


Committee Roster

Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin, Chair (dlloyd2 AT wisc DOT edu)
Lisa Bayer, Georgia
Anthony Cond, Liverpool
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke
Mary Dougherty, Massachusetts
Niko Pfund, Oxford

Central Office Liaison
Peter Berkery


General Objective:

  • Evaluate all applications from presses to become Association members in the various categories and recommend acceptance or rejection to the Board.

Specific Charges to the Admissions & Standards Committee:

  • Carry out the duties set forth in the Bylaws and in the “Guidelines on Admissions.”
  • Review applications and advise candidate organizations promptly, with the goal of making a recommendation within 30 days of receiving material.
  • Support the Central Office in its efforts to identify and encourage suitable new membership candidates.
  • Review current new member welcome materials; suggest additions and improvements.
  • Investigate any complaints regarding the failure of a member to adhere to the relevant standards of membership, and make appropriate recommendations for further action to the Central Office and the Board.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 8, 2019, Thursday, February 26, 2020, and Thursday, May 15, 2020.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.


— AUPresses Mission Statement in Chinese (Simplified)