UFVA Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members,
While Two Current Members Move to Executive Office:
Results of Recent Vote Disclosed at 2022 Conference


August 31, 2022 — At the University Film and Video Association Annual Board meeting, held at the 76th Annual Conference, the results of the recent Board of Directors vote were announced. On July 27, the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Allie Sultan presented the names of the new board members as well as those who are rotating into new positions.

Kari Barber, Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, will be the new Secretary.

Three board members-at-large positions will be filled by Danielle Beverly (Assistant Professor at  Northwestern University), H.D. Motyl (Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale), and Cigdem Slankard (Associate Professor at Cleveland State University).

Chrissy Guest, Associate Professor at Ithaca College, will be the Conference Vice President-Elect, having finished a term as board member-at-large. Abbey Hoekzema, Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University, will be the Editorial Vice President having also finished a term as board member-at-large.

Heather Addison, Professor at the University of Las Vegas Nevada, will continue to serve as Treasurer, a position she has held since 2021.

“We welcome the fresh perspectives these incoming board members bring,” said outgoing UFVA President Christina Lane. “The upcoming board represents a great mix of those who are seasoned leaders and those who have new or different points of reference. It is a wonderful, energizing time for UFVA, which was palpable for all those who came together at the recent conference.”

Completing their service on the board are Laura Vazquez (who finished a term as Past President), Bart Weiss (who finished a term as Editorial VP), Roslin Smith (who finished a term as Secretary) and board member-at-large Margaret Cardillo.

Wenhwa Ts’ao (Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago) who begins as UFVA President on September 1, said she was grateful for the willingness of so many members to serve as volunteers. “I feel fortunate to collaborate with so many talented and dedicated people across the organization,” Ts’ao said, “and I’m looking forward to continuing this very important work.


Comprised of more than 700 members, the UFVA is the leading association in the United States dedicated to the promotion and study of moving image practice in higher education.