Chair, 2008 IEEE Nominations & Appointments Committee
It’s nomination time again, and the IEEE is looking for more than a few members with the qualifications, leadership skills, and commitment to volunteer as IEEE officers or to serve on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors. The IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee seeks recommendations for the following:
Vice President, Educational Activities
Vice President, Publication Services and Products
IEEE Standing Committees
Conferences (chair only)
Ethics and Member Conduct
Individual Benefits and Services
Information Technology Strategy
Nominations and Appointments
Women in Engineering
DEADLINES The deadline for submitting nominations for standing committee chairs, as well as for a student member of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee, is 1 May. You have until 1 June to submit nominations for standing committee members and IEEE Assembly-elected officers. The Assembly consists of 23 delegates, which includes the IEEE President, the President-Elect, the past President, the 10 Region Delegates, and the 10 Division Delegates.
Each position has job requirements and specific qualifications on which N&A evaluates potential candidates. These requirements are available on the N&A website. General qualifications for volunteers are competence, experience, and a willingness and ability to take on the tasks of the position. Candidates should also have the time in which to participate, along with enthusiasm, communication skills, and the ability to cooperate with others in achieving the objectives of the committee or board they serve.
Nominations should include the nominee’s name, recommended position, the nominee’s talents and qualifications for the position, and a biography (for which a template is provided online). Nominations can be made online at or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PROCESS The N&A Committee is responsible for making recommendations for positions elected by the IEEE Assembly. The N&A Committee also makes recommendations for chairs and members of standing committees to the IEEE Board of Directors, typically at its June or November meeting. The Board makes the final decision on appointments. N&A’s recommendations for IEEE officers are provided to the IEEE Assembly, with the exception of the IEEE President-Elect, which is provided to the Board at its November meetings. The Assembly is responsible for the election of IEEE officers. Successful candidates are notified following either election or appointment.