Nominations and Governance Committee


Kerry Egdorf, Ph.D., Chair
Ombuds
Marquette University

 

Committee Members

David Carver, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center

Janet Hill, KBR (retired)

Bruce MacAllister, International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR)

Mission

The IOA Nominations and Governance Committee (NGC) is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the IOA Board of Directors, including potential revisions to the IOA bylaws related to governance.  The NGC also oversees the annual nomination and election process for the IOA Board of Directors, according to the requirements of the IOA bylaws, as well as the annual selection of officers.  The NGC is charged to advise the Board on processes and candidates to fill Board vacancies. The NGC also manages the nomination and review of the selection process for Distinguished Emeritus members, and submits a list of eligible nominees to the IOA Board for their decision.

Priorities

The work of the Nominations and Elections Committee will be subsumed by a new committee in 2017: the Nominations and Governance Committee. The NGC, in addition to managing the Board election and Distinguished Emeritus nomination, will assist in the selection of Board officers and provide ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board. This includes making potential revisions to the IOA bylaws related to governance, as well as the annual selection of officers. Due to other commitments and length of service on NEC, current NEC members will not continue on as members of the NGC.

Accomplishments

  • The Nominations and Elections Committee performs two distinct tasks for the organization: managing the Board election and supervising the nomination of Distinguished Emeritus members. This year, the Board election process changed as a result of the Bylaws revisions approved by the membership in September 2016. Therefore, the Committee had the additional task of qualifying and vetting prospective Board candidates and submitting a proposed slate to the Board.
  • This year, more than two dozen names were submitted as potential candidates for six open Board positions. From this pool, the NEC developed slate of seven nominees. The election was delayed from its typical time in the late fall to January when the new Bylaws became effective. The results of the Board election were not available when this report was prepared. New and re-elected Board members will begin their terms at the Board meeting held at the 2017 IOA Annual Conference.
  • The NEC also received two nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Emeritus Award. These nominations were forwarded to the Board for consideration. An announcement about the recipients is expected at or before the annual conference. In 2016, the distinction was awarded to Howard Gadlin, Tom Sebok, and Albin Swenson. Priorities for 2017