To be eligible for the election, candidates had to receive 50 nominations from fellow alumni and had to accept the nomination in writing to have their names placed on an election ballot, which is sent to the alumni.
All candidates were invited to attend a drawing that would determine the order in which their names will be placed on the ballot, Director for the Office of the Board of Trustees Paula Ammerman wrote in an email.
The name order will be chosen through drawing numbers or lots, Ammerman wrote. If a candidate cannot attend the drawing, a representative can take their place or authorize Ammerman to designate an individual to draw on their behalf.
According to Standing Order VI on the Office of the Board’s website, the president of the board must set a date for candidates to attend and place their “lots” or bids for their placement on the ballot. After all candidates have received their lots, the secretary of the board will establish an official order for the ballot.