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Nomination Process


Computer Society Nominations ProcessThe IEEE Computer Society Nominations Committee seeks candidates for important volunteer leader positions: President-Elect, First and Second Vice President, and Board of Governors members. Self-nominations are encouraged. If interested in joining our leadership, please submit a completed nomination form (as a Word document) to csnominations@computer.org no later than Friday, 1 April 2022 at 5PM EDT.

Computing is integral in every aspect of our society, and more now than ever, computing is facing a landscape of challenges and opportunities with the potential for true societal-scale impact. The Computer Society’s annual election is an opportunity to augment your impact on the profession.

The Computer Society is a global organization whose activities are supporting the technical advances that are shaping all of our daily lives. A leadership position as a member of the Board of Governors, or as VP or President, provides a platform for engagement across that large body of work. Our elected leadership works to provide strategic direction, start impactful new activities, and ensure the Society is working in important and compelling areas.

We take our mission to serve the entire computing profession seriously. But we can’t do this without the commitment and perspective of many members and volunteers. Will you help us and add your voice to the conversation?

Duties and Responsibilities


The Computer Society’s governance documents include descriptions of the duties and responsibilities for all elected positions.

 

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY PRESIDENT

Term: Three years in total: one year as President-Elect, one year as President and one year as Past President. The candidate elected in 2022 will serve as 2023 President-Elect, 2024 President, and 2025 Past President. An individual cannot be elected as President-Elect more than once.

Requirements: Member grade or higher in IEEE, and must have been a Computer Society member for the preceding three years.

Position Responsibilities: The IEEE Computer Society President, under the direction of the Board of Governors, is responsible for general supervision of the affairs of the Computer Society. The President sets and directs achievement of overall Computer Society objectives and provides leadership and direction for officers and Computer Society programs.

The President serves as the chief elected officer of the Computer Society and chairs the Board of Governors and Executive Committee. The President appoints the Executive Committee members with the consent of the Board and appoints standing committee chairs and representatives to affiliated organizations.

The President serves as a voting member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee, Intersociety Cooperation Committee, and Planning Committee. The President serves as a non-voting member of the five Computer Society program boards and the History Committee.

The President represents the Society to the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) and is a voting member of TAB.

As 2023 President-Elect, the individual will serve as chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the Planning Committee, and as a voting member of the Finance and Intersociety Cooperation Committee.

As 2024 Past President, the individual will serve as chair of the Intersociety Cooperation Committee and the Nominations Committee, and as a voting member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee and Intersociety Cooperation Committee.

(For further information, see Constitution Article IVBylaws Article II Section 6Bylaws Article V Section 1-3Policies & Procedures Manual Sections 5.1 – 5.3.)

 

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Term: Elected annually for a one-year term. The candidate elected in 2022 will serve from 1 January to 31 December 2023. An elected Vice President may not be elected to a fifth year as an elected Vice President.

Requirements: Member grade or higher in IEEE and been a Computer Society member for the preceding three years. Each vice president nominee must affirm willingness and availability to serve.

Position Responsibilities: The First Vice President acts for the President in the absence or incapacity of both the President and President-elect. The First Vice President is a voting member of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Planning Committee. The First Vice President assumes duties as assigned by the President and executes a portfolio as assigned by the President to ensure achievement of objectives and attention to major issues and purposes. The First Vice President provides counsel and assistance to the President and other volunteer leaders, as well as leadership and direction for officers and Society programs.

For further information, see Constitution Article IV,  Bylaws Article II Section 6Bylaws Article V Section 4, Policies & Procedures Manual Section 5.4.)

 

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

Term: Elected annually for a one-year term. The candidate elected in 2022 will serve from 1 January – 31 December 2023. An elected Vice President may not be elected to a fifth year as an elected Vice President.

Requirements: Member grade or higher in IEEE and been a Computer Society member for the preceding three years. Each vice president nominee must affirm willingness and availability to serve.

Position Responsibilities: The Second Vice President acts for the President in the absence or incapacity of both the President and President-Elect and First vice President. The Second Vice President is a voting member of the Board of Governors, Executive Committee and Planning Committee. The Second Vice President assumes duties as assigned by the President and executes a portfolio as assigned by the President to ensure achievement of objects and attention to major issues and purposes. The Second Vice President provides counsel and assistance to the President and other volunteers leaders and provides leadership and direction for officers and Society programs.

(For further information, see Constitution Article IVBylaws Article II Section 6Bylaws Article V Section 4, Policies & Procedures Manual Section 5.4.)

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEMBERS

Term: Six members elected annually for a three-year term. Candidates elected in 2022 will serve from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2025. A Board member cannot be elected to a third full consecutive term.

Requirements: Must be a Computer Society member. Each Board of Governors nominee must affirm willingness and availability to serve, and must agree to seek significant involvement in Society activities.

Position Responsibilities: The Computer Society is governed by the Board of Governors. The Board is responsible for providing guidance, at the policy level, to all the organizational entities with the Society. The Board sets directions and strategy for the Society, and reviews the performance of the program boards and other committees to assure compliance with its policy directions.

(For further information, see Constitution Article IIIBylaws Article II Section 6Bylaws Article III, Policies & Procedures Manual Section 3.)

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