The Board of Directors of the Council of Science Editors invites CSE members to submit nominations for potential candidates to serve on the CSE Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee will consider all submissions and prepare a slate of candidates based on the information that you provide and other candidate recruitment activities. The Nominations Committee is chaired by the immediate Past President, Ken Heideman. He and the committee are pleased to offer this open call for nominations.

The board is composed of the president of CSE (who serves as chair of the board), past president, president elect, vice president, secretary (who serves as secretary of the board), treasurer, treasurer elect, 3 at-large directors (1 elected each year for a 3-year term), and an appointed nonvoting executive director. The editors of Science Editor and the CSE Web site are nonvoting ex-officio members. Officers and directors are elected by the membership and take office during the business meeting at the annual meeting that follows their election.

In 2014, the CSE membership will elect one Vice President, one Treasurer-Elect, and one Director.

Position Descriptions

Vice President
The vice president is elected to a 1-year term. The vice president automatically succeeds to the office of president elect after serving as vice president for 1 year. The chief functions of this officer are to become familiar with all CSE activities to be prepared for the offices of president elect and president or, if necessary, to act in place of the president elect, and to appoint and guide the Program Committee extant during his/her term as president (2 years after serving as vice president).

The vice president is a nonvoting member of the Administrative Committee, a voting member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee. The vice president appoints the vice chair of the Program Committee, in consultation with the current Program Committee chair, just before becoming president elect, with the understanding that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the vice chair will become chair of the Program Committee a year later, shortly after the president elect becomes president (ie, the vice president chooses the Program Committee chair for the meeting 2 years hence when the vice president will become president).

The vice president and secretary perform an annual review of the CSE bylaws and organizational guide with other people as deemed appropriate. The vice president makes recommendations to the president and board for any necessary changes at the May board meeting, before assuming the position of president elect.

The Treasurer-Elect serves a 2-year term, concurrent with the Treasurer. He/she automatically succeeds as Treasurer. The Treasurer-Elect serves as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

Three directors serve staggered 3-year terms. To expedite the work of the board, each director is expected to serve on committees and task forces as requested by the president. Directors serve as liaisons to committees as appointed by the incoming president.

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* Please describe the CSE and other professional activities of the person you are suggesting to the Nominations Committee and why you think this person would be a good candidate for office.