Meet the 2018 Candidates for 2nd Vice President

Updated: Voting is now open. Deadline to vote is 24 September at 12 PM (Noon) ET.

Next up in our featured posts on this year’s elections are the two candidates running for 2nd Vice President: Avi Mendelson and Jon Rosdahl.

The candidate elected to the office of 2nd Vice President will serve a one-year term starting 1 January 2019.

The position of 2nd Vice President has two vital functions to the organization. One, they provide counsel and assistance to the president and other volunteer leaders, and two, they provide leadership and directions for officers and society programs. They are third in succession to the Computer Society President, and second in succession to the President-elect.

To learn more of other positions up for election this year, click here to read the position statements and bios of the 11 candidates running for the Board of Governors. Plus, look for the posts on the candidates running for 1st Vice President and President-Elect 2019/President 2020 next week.

Remember, voting begins on Monday, 6 August. The candidates running for 2nd Vice President with their position statements and biographies are listed in alphabetical order.  Continue…

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Meet the 2018 Board of Governors Candidates

Updated: Voting is now open. Deadline to vote is 24 September at 12 PM (Noon) ET.

IEEE Computer Society members can begin voting for President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and the Board of Governors on Monday, 6 August. Over the next two weeks we will provide each candidate’s position statement and biography. First up are the candidates running for the Board of Governors.

Eleven candidates are running for six open seats; members may vote for up to six candidates. The candidates elected to the Board of Governors in 2018 will serve a three-year term, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.

In June 2018, the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors approved amendments to Bylaws Article II Nominations and Elections. The amendments reduced the number of annually elected Board member positions from seven to six going forward, with the total number of elected Board members changing from 21 to 18 by the start of the 2021 calendar year. The seven Board of Governors elected by members to terms ending in 2019 or 2020 will serve through the end of their terms.

The candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Some candidates have provided links with additional information or created webpages about their candidacy. Continue…

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Now Accepting Nominations for Computer Society Officer Positions

The Computer Society Nominations Committee seeks nominees for 2019 President-Elect/2020 President, First and Second Vice President and Board of Governors members. *

Strong leadership is critical to the vitality of the IEEE Computer Society. “Nothing happens in the Computer Society without the involvement of our volunteer leaders,” said 2017 President and 2018 Nominations Committee Chair Jean-Luc Gaudiot. “This is why I feel it is so important to not just be a member, or an author, or a reviewer–although those are certainly important roles–but also take the next step and get involved in the decisions about what we do and the way we do it.” Continue…

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