"The amendment requires schools submitting nominations for the nine-member Executive Board to consist of one female, one male and one person of color. The Executive Board then makes a selection from one of the the nominees.
New board members for the next term will be selected next month."
This means the Executive Board selects itself. The AIA used Rev. Maupin's little charade at Deer Valley to let Chuck and Slemmer build an AIA that is completely immune to any outside influence:
"None in the Legislative Council voiced disapproval of promoting diversity, but some were concerned that the conferences weren’t allowed to vote in an Executive Board member.
Jim Threadgill, assistant superintendent in charge of athletics for the Glendale Union High School District, voted ‘no’ on the amendment, not because he was against diversity on committees and boards. He pointed out that the 4A is very diverse.
But he felt the conference should be the ones voting in board members.
“The feeling at least in the 4A Conference is that we know the people within our conference and region representatives and we believe we can fulfill the goal of diversity with our own representation,” Threadgill said.
Phoenix Arizona Lutheran Academy Athletic Director Doug Meyer said he feels diversity is satisfactory to the Legislative Council members, but he didn’t believe the Executive Board having power to vote for its own members was something satisfactory to a lot of the council members.
He voiced to the group just before the vote, “those two are together and it’s either all or nothing with this vote.”