Shari Robertson, professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services,
has been elected via a national election to a three-year presidential cycle for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She will begin her service as
president-elect in 2019, followed by a year as president in 2019, and then as past president in 2020.
ASHA represents more than 250,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers in the field of communication disorders. The election process includes peer nomination to a candidate pool, selection by committee to be placed on the ballot,
and a six-week voting period open to all members of the association.
During her tenure, Robertson will serve as the official spokesperson of the association, chair the ASHA Board of Directors, collaborate with international affiliates, and represent ASHA and the professions in a variety of liaison and public information
activities, including federal agency and national legislative concerns.