Lyndal Khaw Elected New Affiliate Council President-Elect

Lyndal Khaw, Ph.D.

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Lyndal Khaw, Ph.D., as the new Affiliate Councils president-elect to represent the Affiliate Councils on the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Khaw is associate professor and department chair of Family Science and human development at Montclair State University.

A member of NCFR for over 15 years, Dr. Khaw served on previously on the board as the Student and New Professional Representative. She has also served through NCFR as a Student Affiliate Adviser Representative on the Affiliate Councils Board and still serves as Student Council Advisor for Montclair Student Council on Family Relations. Dr. Khaw is a recipient of the Jessie Bernard Award - Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective and the Cindy Winter Scholarship.

In her candidate statement Dr. Khaw wrote: "As ACB President, my primary goals are to: 1) Represent the voices and needs of student and state affiliates as a voting member on the NCFR Board. 2) Enhance the visibility of students and state affiliates and promote affiliates’ efforts to engage and impact their communities locally. 3) Build connections and invite collaborations amongst student and state affiliates across the U.S. that would promote engagement and impact on a larger scale."

Dr. Khaw and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2021 NCFR Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 3-6.


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