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Governance has been defined to refer to “structures and processes that are designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, the rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based participation.” All are essential to WPCampus, its members, and especially its leadership.

This governance document aims to provide transparency in how the WPCampus organization operates towards its mission of advancing higher education while providing a friendly, safe, welcoming, and accessible environment.

We welcome all who wish to participate in support of our mission as long as they abide by the WPCampus guidelines.

Our current leadership model

How decisions are made

The WPCampus Board of Directors governs the WPCampus organization and is responsible for its overall policy, direction, and leadership.

The WPCampus Corporation appreciates that it operates fully to support individuals and organizations using WordPress in and for higher education. Therefore, it is the policy of the Corporation that the Board of Directors will seek community input and involvement in its decisions and actions whenever possible.

Organizational finances

One of WPCampus’s main goals is to provide affordable resources. We do not exist to make money but to provide support and resources.

All of our online conferences have been free. All of our in-person conferences have been less than or equal to $200 per ticket.

Our organization usually makes a small profit from its events, but all that money goes back to the organization for operating costs.

WPCampus has paid individuals and corporations to provide services for our events (catering, captions, photography, etc.). But no individual, including its initial Founder and Director (Rachel Cherry), has ever earned a salary or profit from the organization.

WPCampus Committees

Visit the WPCampus Committees page to learn more about organizational committees.

WPCampus meetings

All public/open planning meetings and events are scheduled in advance and marked on the WPCampus events calendar.

WPCampus guidelines

The following policies inform our organization’s decisions:

How to stay informed

Read the WPCampus Community Blog

The WPCampus Community Blog is the place for all primary and essential announcements related to our organization and the community’s growth.

Get email updates from the Community Blog

This mailing list sends an automated email that lets you know when we post to the WPCampus Community Blog.

Subscribe to Community Blog updates

Get email updates from the Board of Directors

This mailing list sends an automated email that lets you know when we post updates from our Board of Directors to the WPCampus Community Blog.

Subscribe to updates from the Board of Directors

The 2022 leadership transition

The WPCampus 2022 leadership transition is complete.

As of January 2023, WPCampus has completed its efforts to implement a new leadership model for our organization and is now governed by a Board of Directors and a new set of Bylaws.

Learn more about the transition

WPCampus communication


Most WPCampus conversations and interactions occur in the WPCampus Slack workspace.

We use other technology from time to time, but Slack is by far the main outlet for discussion and an excellent location for our planning groups to chat and hold meetings.

Google Drive

We use a paid Google Suite account (with one user) to manage our organization documents and Team Drives. WPCampus Director, Rachel Cherry, owns this account and uses this account for her organizational email address.


We use Mailchimp to distribute the WPCampus newsletter and blog updates.


WPCampus websites include:

Social media


The WPCampus LinkedIn page is located at

The following individuals have admin access:

  • L. Danielle Baldwin
  • Ed Beck
  • Rachel Cherry
  • Phil Crumm
  • David Dashifen Kees
  • Kiera Howe
  • Reed Piernock
  • Eric Sembrat


We have a WPCampus Facebook account, but it is relatively inactive.


The WPCampus Twitter account is located at @wpcampusorg.

The following individuals have admin access:

  • Rachel Cherry
  • Curtis Grymala
  • Sara Clark

The following individuals have contributor access:

  • Brian DeConinck
  • Paul Gilzow
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