[unav_all] Solicitation for Nominations for the UNAVCO Board of Directors – DEADLINE: July 28, 2017

Ramon Arrowsmith ramon.arrowsmith at asu.edu
Mon Jul 3 20:08:39 MDT 2017


This fall, UNAVCO will hold its annual elections for the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for potential candidates for both. We encourage all members of the UNAVCO community to send self-nominations or nominations of colleagues for the 2018 Board and/or Nominating Committee to Ramón Arrowsmith, Nominating Committee chair (ramon.arrowsmith at asu.edu), and copied to Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org<mailto:magliocca at unavco.org>. The nomination deadline is July 28, 2017. Details are given below.

Nominees for Board of Directors:

This year there are openings for:
·   Two (2) Board Members who are affiliated with UNAVCO Member Institutions. An institutional Board Member may be a Member Representative.
·   Two (2) Board Members-at-Large. The Board Member-at-Large may be or may not be affiliated with a Member Institution, but cannot be a Member Representative.

Board Members serve a two-year term and are eligible for a second consecutive term before rotation.

A current list of Member Institutions is available at: http://www.unavco.org/community/membership/members/members.html
The four current Board members whose terms will expire are:
·   Estelle Chaussard (State University of New York, Buffalo; At-Large representative)
·   Chuck De Mets (University of Wisconsin, Madison; Institutional representative)
·   Nancy Glenn (Boise State University; Institutional representative)
·   John La Brecque (IUGG GeoRisk Commission, Vice Chair; GGOS; Geohazards Monitoring Focus Area, Lead; At-Large representative)

All four incumbents are eligible for reelection, should they be nominated and willing.

The five Board members whose terms continue are:
·   Falk Amelung (University of Miami, RSMAS; Institutional representative)
·   Lucy Flesch (Purdue University; Institutional representative)
·   Jeff Freymueller (University of Alaska; Institutional representative)
·   Ed Nissen (University of Victoria; At-Large representative)
·   Terry Wilson (The Ohio State University; Institutional representative)

US government employees may serve as “non-voting observers” on UNAVCO committees, but may not serve on the UNAVCO Board. Some who work at government labs (e.g., JPL) are employed by a university rather than the government and thus are eligible to serve.  IRIS, for example, has similar restrictions.

UNAVCO seeks a candidate pool that reflects the diversity of the UNAVCO community. Thus, we request nominations that represent a diversity of disciplinary, social and institutional perspectives.

UNAVCO also seeks a board slate free of conflicts or apparent conflicts of interest, in light of the fiduciary responsibility of the board.  This is best achieved by ensuring that board members are free of institutional award or subaward relationships that create competition against UNAVCO, or that may create an appearance of conflict or favoritism.  Proposals and awards that are aligned with UNAVCO’s purpose, for instance to enhance facility support, community activities/workshops, and PI support, do not constitute a conflict.

2018 promises to be an important year for UNAVCO as the results of the NGEO competition are implemented.

Nominees for UNAVCO Nominating Committee: UNAVCO also seeks candidates for two Nominating Committee positions.

Incumbents whose terms are NOT expiring:
·        Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University)
·        Jessica Murray (USGS)

Incumbents whose terms are expiring:
·        Jack Loveless (Smith College).
·        Leigh Stearns  (University of Kansas; At-Large representative).

There are no term limits for the nominating committee established in the bylaws.

Thank you,

Nominating Committee:

Ramón Arrowsmith
Jack Loveless
Jessica Murray
Leigh Stearns

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