Nominate Computer Society Leaders
Learn about our nomination process for candidates for the Board of Governors elections.

The call for 2021 nominations is closed.

Nomination Process

The IEEE Computer Society is its members and volunteers. It is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusiveness in gender, geographical region, age, technical expertise in computing, and professional sector. Please consider contributing to shape the future of the IEEE Computer Society by becoming one of its governing leaders.

The IEEE Computer Society Nominations Committee seeks candidates for the following roles: President-Elect, First and Second Vice President, and Board of Governors member. Self nominations are encouraged.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted to csnominations@computer.org during the open nominations period.  The call for the 2021 nominations has ended.

 


 

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 2021 will serve as 2022 President-Elect, 2023 President, and 2024 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.

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Term: Elected annually for a one-year term. The candidate elected in 2021 will serve from 1 January to 31 December 2022. 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.

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

Term: Elected annually for a one-year term. The candidate elected in 2021 will serve from 1 January – 31 December 2022. 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.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEMBERS

Term: Six members elected annually for a three-year term. Candidates elected in 2021 will serve from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2024. 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.

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