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Investment

2023-2024

Committee Roster

Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin, Chair (dlloyd2 AT wisc DOT edu)
Paul Ashenfelter, Notre Dame 
Tera Beermann, Nebraska 
Mike Bieker, Arkansas 
Teresa Collins, Kentucky
Kate Danser, Princeton 
Lizbeth Lynch, Texas 
Steve Mecham, Utah 
Erik Smist, Johns Hopkins          

Board Liaison
Alexandria Leonard, Princeton

Central Office Liaison
Kim Miller

Charge

General Objective:

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

Specific Charges to the Investment Committee:

  1. Review, and as necessary, update the fund’s Investment Policy; ensure investment selections remain consistent with policy.
  2. Monitor investments for adherence to the allocation guidelines in the Investment Policy; rebalance the portfolio as necessary. 
  3. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the allocation of fund principal between a prudent reserve and funding for strategic initiatives, as well as 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.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in 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 Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on 22 September 2023, and 1 March 2024; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due 31 May 2024. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members, along with board and staff liaisons.)
  • Apply the lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization to all committee work.
  • Appoint a member of your committee to serve as a liaison to the Equity, Justice, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, providing updates on your committee’s EJIB efforts, seeking information, support, or guidance on EJIB matters as needed, and attending Fall and Spring meetings for liaisons sponsored by EJIB Committee.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks at the end of the service year and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

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