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December 1, 2013 Volume 77, Number 12
Nominations Period Opens November 15 for 2015 Committees and Chairs

ASA is now accepting nominations for 2015 committee membership and committee chair positions. For a complete list of current ASA committees and their members and chairs, see


  • Sitting members of committees whose terms expire in October 2014 must reapply in order to be considered for reappointment.
  • Adjunct members with appointment terms that expire in October 2014 must also reapply to receive consideration.
  • ASA members may recommend others for appointments; such nominees must also complete a “Self-Application for Committee Appointment.”
  • Members may also complete a self-nomination form if they wish to volunteer for service.

    Nomination forms will be available on the “For Members” section of the ASA website commencing November 15. To standardize the nomination process and better facilitate appointments, ASA requires the use of these electronic forms. If you are nominating someone for a committee position, the individual will only be considered if he or she has personally completed a 2015 Committee Self-Nomination Form. This is intended to ensure that individuals nominated are willing to serve.


    ASA is fortunate to have many able volunteers seeking nomination; not all nominees can be appointed, as there are a limited number of positions and because ASA seeks a proper balance of continuity, experience, diversity and new talent on each committee. A secondary consideration in a committee
    nominee is whether he/she has the potential to someday serve as a committee chair.


    ASA’s foremost goal is effective and productive committees; therefore, please limit recommendations to individuals who have the interest, time and commitment to serve. Nominations for committee membership will be accepted through January 15, 2014.


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