Div. 35 Proudly Endorses Jean Lau Chin, EdD, for APA President
Jean Lau Chin, EdD, ABPP, is a Div. 35 fellow, past president of Div. 35 and has served in numerous other leadership positions in Div. 35 over the last 30 years, including: task force chair for Asian American Concerns, Div. 35 coordinator to the National Multicultural Summit in 2003, APA Council representative for two terms and investment chair for the past 10 years. Additionally, her steadfast commitment to developing feminist leaders (especially women of color) has provided avenues for nurturing a pipeline of feminist leaders both in Div. 35 and APA as a whole.
For the August 2019 APA meeting, Chin and several other candidates shared their visions for APA through written statements reviewed by our executive committee. Following review and discussion of statements, we decided unanimously to endorse Chin. Our executive committee enthusiastically selected her as the only candidate for APA president for whom we would issue an endorsement.
The executive committee of Div. 35 encourages all eligible members to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Please give Jean Lau Chin your (first place) vote.
You can read about Chin's vision for APA and her Lead-Empower-Advocate and Make a Difference (LEAD) presidential platform on her campaign website.
You may support Chin’s campaign for APA president by talking to other colleagues about her candidacy and asking them to rank her number one. You may also volunteer in other ways such as forwarding this notice of endorsement to others.
Ballots for APA president will be distributed (electronically, in most cases) beginning on Sept. 16, 2019. On that day, eligible voters with valid email addresses will receive an email with election instructions and a link for voting online. The voting period will be from Sept. 16, 2019, to Oct. 30, 2019. The voting site will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Oct. 30, 2019.
On behalf of the Society for the Psychology of Women's executive committee, we thank you in advance for supporting Jean Lau Chin in her bid to be elected as the next APA president.
Monique Clinton-Sherrod, PhD,
on behalf of Div. 35 (The Society for the Psychology of Women)