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Call for nomination of CES officers 2018-2019

Title Call for nomination of CES officers 2018-2019
Date 2018-05-15

Dear CES Members:

It is time to elect a new CES President-Elect and six members of the Board of Directors. The President-Elect will assume office from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. The Board of Directors will work with the next President, Professor Zongwu Cai who will assume office from
 September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

The CES Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) consists of three immediate former presidents as voting members and the current president and president-elect as non-voting members.

The NEC oversees the nomination and election process. The general procedure is as follows:

(1)     To be eligible for President-Elect, a candidate must have been a Member of CES for more than two years, must have served as a member of the Board of Directors for at least one term, and must work primarily in North America during the presidential term.
(2)     Anyone with valid CES membership can be nominated to serve as a board director. The majority of the Board of Directors must work primarily in North America during their term.
(3)     Every CES member can nominate one candidate for president-elect and no more than six candidates for the board of directors. The nominator must have the consent of the nominee for the nomination and should provide bio information on all candidates nominated. Any candidate on the ballot for the election must be nominated by at least two CES members.

If you are interested in serving the CES community, or know someone who is willing and qualified to so, please contact me at 
as soon as possible.  All nominations must be received by June 1, 2018. Each nominee should prepare and send a bio-statement of no more than 300 words and a personal statement of no more than 500 words to the NEC, which will present the candidates to the CES membership for consideration. For more information about the role and responsibilities of CES president and the board of directors, please check the CES Bylaws online at

We would like to urge all of you to participate in the election. Your active involvement is important to the success of the CES.

Thank you for your support.


Jun Ma, Northeastern University, Regent Chair, Voting Member

Wing Thye Woo, University of California at Davis, Voting Member
Lizheng Shi, Tulane University, Voting Member
Zhuo Chen, University of Georgia, Non-voting Member

Zongwu Cai, University of Kansas, Non-voting Member


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