Board of Governors Election
The IEEE Electron Devices Society invites nominations for election to its Board of Governors – BoG (formerly AdCom) members-at-large. The next election will be held after the BoG meeting on Sunday, December 8, 2019. This year, seven out of the twenty-two members will be elected for a 3-year term, with a maximum of two terms.
According to the two related motions passed at the mid-year BoG meeting held in Kochi, India, on May 21, a member can only serve for a maximum of two terms as a BoG member in a lifetime and the pilot program for one of the BoG Member-at-Large seats to be elected via the entire EDS membership is discontinued. Therefore, the eligibility will be verified for all nominees who will be voted on by the EDS BoG. All electees begin their term in office on January 1, 2020. The nominees need not be present to run for the election. In 2019, seven (7) positions will be filled.
Any EDS member who has served for a minimum of one year as an EDS Officer, Vice-President, Standing & Technical Committee Chair/Member, Publication Editor and Chapter Chair is eligible to be nominated, unless otherwise precluded from doing so in the EDS Constitution and Bylaws. The electees are required to attend at least one BoG meeting every year. While the December meeting is organized in conjunction with the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, the mid-year meeting is frequently held outside the US. Partial travel support is available to attend BoG meetings.
All nominees must be endorsed by one BoG member, i.e., one of the four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer or Secretary), the Jr. or Sr. Past President or one of the 22 current BoG Members-at-Large. It is the responsibility of the nominators and the endorsers to make sure that, if elected, the nominee is willing to actively serve in the position as a BoG member-at-large.
Also, all endorsements letters should be sent to the EDS Executive Office, Laura J. Riello via e-mail: email@example.com by October 15, 2019. It is important that an endorser writes a letter of endorsement in support of the qualifications and willingness of the nominee instead of a mere email supporting the nomination. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Riello (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to Samar Saha at email@example.com.
EDS Board of Governors Members-at-Large Election Process
The Members‑at‑Large (MAL) of the EDS Board of Governors (BoG) are elected for staggered 2-year terms. The 1993 Constitution and Bylaws changes mandated increasing the number of elected MAL from 18 to 22, and required that there be at least two members from each of the following geographic areas: Regions 1-7 and 9; Region 8; and Region 10. In 2003, EDS made changes to its Constitution and Bylaws to require that at least one elected BoG member is a Young Professional (YP – formerly Gold member). A Young Professional member is defined by IEEE as a member who graduated with his/her first professional degree within the last fifteen years. It is also required that there are at least 1.5 candidates for each opening. On May 20, 2017, the BoG approved to set a lifetime limit of two terms for a volunteer to serve as a BoG Member-at-Large, which must be considered for nominations. The EDS BoG also approved to discontinue the pilot program for one of the BoG Member-at-Large seats to be elected via the entire EDS membership. Accordingly, all nominees will be voted on by the EDS BoG in its meeting on December 8, 2019. All electees begin their term in office on January 1, 2019. The nominees need not be present to run for the election. In 2019, seven positions will be filled.
The election procedure begins with the announcement of Call for Nominations in the EDS Newsletter. The slate of nominees is developed by the EDS Nominations & Elections Committee. Nominees are asked to submit a two‑page biographical resume and an optional 50 word personal statement in a standard format.
Any EDS member who has served for a minimum of one year as an EDS Officer, Vice-President, Standing & Technical Committee Chair/Member, Publication Editor & Chapter Chair is eligible to be nominated, unless otherwise precluded from doing so in the EDS Bylaws. All nominees must be endorsed by one BoG member, i.e., one of the four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer or Secretary), the Jr. or Sr. Past President or one of the 22 current BoG MAL. Self-nomination is allowed. Endorsers should send a brief email to Laura Riello stating that they would like to endorse the candidate. Please note that there is no limit to the number of candidates that a full voting BoG member can endorse.
The deadline for Nominations will be October 15, 2019. The biographical resumes and endorsement letters will be distributed to the BoG prior to the December BoG meeting. The election will be held after the conclusion of the BoG meeting in December 2019.