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Chair, 2018-2019 SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee
DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2019
IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Rabab K. Ward in her capacity as Chair of the Society’s Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer positions of President-Elect for the term 1 January 2020-31 December 2021 and Vice President-Membership for the term 1 January 2020-31 December 2022.
The Signal Processing Society is striving to engage its members more directly and also more strongly in Society affairs and activities. As a result of this effort, there have been some recent process changes for the President-Elect election. Starting from the 2019 election cycle, you will now be able to vote and elect your Society President-Elect by direct vote, who automatically succeeds to President. To date, the practice in our Society has been for the Board of Governors (BoG) to elect the President-Elect of the Society. Moving forward, the BoG will finalize a slate of candidates and these candidates will be subsequently subjected to an open vote by the Society membership at-large to select the next President-Elect. All members are encouraged to participate in this important activity when the voting cycle opens on 15 August 2019.
Also new this year, nominations for the President-Elect and Vice President-Membership positions must be submitted through the new online nomination system. The following information is required for each nomination: candidate name, contact information, IEEE Region, IEEE member number, candidate’s brief biography including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities, a photo, as well as a statement of interest stating the candidate's vision for the position. Nominations must be received no later than 15 FEBRUARY 2019. Full details can be found on the web.
PRESIDENT-ELECT (Term: 1 January 2020-31 December 2021)
The President-Elect is a voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conference Board, Membership Board and Publications Board and also chairs the Society’s Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee and TC Review Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for all activities involving strategic and long-range planning activities. The President-Elect also acts as the Society’s treasurer, which is responsible for preparation of Society budgets, monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses, and investments. The President-Elect has the direct overall responsibilities for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the Society’s long-range planning, technical committee reviews, and the Society’s finances and reports to the President.
The duties of the President-Elect include the oversight of strategic and long-range planning activities for the Society, by means of conference calls and in-person meetings of the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee; preparing agendas and documentation for the retreats and tracking action items; preparation and forecasting of Society budgets as well as monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses and investments; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on strategic and long-range planning activities or on other Society activities as requested by the President or by the Society’s Board of Governors. The President-Elect provides guidance to the Conference Board, Membership Board and Publications Board on matters concerning finances, including the Society’s membership fee; technical meeting registration prices, publication fees, page budgets, etc. The President-Elect is also responsible for the minutes of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee.
NOTE: The President-Elect must have previously served as a Vice President of the Society and must be an IEEE Fellow. The President-Elect position automatically succeeds to President.
VICE PRESIDENT-MEMBERSHIP (Term: 1 January 2020-31 December 2022)
The duties of the Vice President-Membership include the oversight of the activities of the Membership Services, Industrial Relations, Student Services, Resource Center, SigPort, Women in Signal Processing, Chapters and Education Committees; tracking membership trends; drafting strategic and long-term plans regarding the Society’s membership and educational activities for recommendation to the Board of Governors; overseeing the activities of the Society’s Chapter activities; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on membership and education matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.
The Vice President-Membership chairs the Membership Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all membership and educational activities; and serves on and is a voting member of the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee
NOTE: The Vice President-Membership should have a high level of management experience and should have previously served the Society in some capacity, such as: Regional Director-at-Large, Director, Section/Chapter Chair or Section Chair etc.
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