Committees

Committee on Audit Review

The Committee on Audit Review meets twice a year with the Society's financial auditors and discuss the scope and results of their examinations. The committee is charged with establishing and maintaining an open line of communication between the Board of Directors and the auditors, assuring itself that the accounting procedures and financial controls of the Society adequately safeguard the assets of the Society and ensure the reliability of its financial records and ascertaining that the official auditors do contribute to Sigma Xi any and all of the affirmative comments and suggestions which can be helpful in improving the overall operations of the Society.

Membership: Three members appointed at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation to serve between Annual Assemblies of Delegates for three-year staggered terms. The senior member shall serve as Chair.

FY 2017 Committee on Audit Review

(Term runs from Nov 2016 through Nov 2017)

Chair: W. Franklin Gilmore
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Elizabeth L. Ambos

Committee on Audit Review Reports

Committee on Awards

The Committee on Awards recommends to the Board of Directors the recipients for the Procter Prize, Young Investigator Award, the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, the Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, and nominates to the Board of Directors names of individuals to be elected as Honorary Members of the Society.

Membership: The Committee on Awards is a five-member committee of Directors composed of a chair, two geographic regional Directors, and two constituency group Directors. When necessary, the president invites suggestions from the Board for chair of the Committee and, if approved by the Board, the Chair serves a three-year term. Likewise, each year the president invites suggestions from the Board for a geographic regional Director and a constituency group Director to serve on the Committee. If elected, the Directors serve three-year terms on the Committee.

2016-2017 Committee on Awards

Chair: Frank Abrams

Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Richard Boudreault
Pamela K. Kerrigan
Carlo U. Segre
Amy L. Stockert

Committee on Awards Reports

Committee on Committees 

The Committee on Committees was established by the Board of Directors in November 2003 to coordinate board overarching issues affecting all committees and to provide communication among the standing committees of the Society. The Committee meets electronically or by telephone conference calls when necessary. Terms of chairs and members shall be for three year terms.

Membership: The Immediate Past President as Chair of the Committee and the Chairs of the standing committees of the Society.

2016-2017 Committee on Committees

Chair: Mark E. Peeples
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Frank Abrams
Stuart L. Cooper
Cristina C. Gouin-Paul
Tee L. Guidotti
Peter J. Harries
Judith (Judy) Herzfeld
Perry J. Kurtz
David W. Baker

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board in a wide range of areas. It also assists the Board in giving preliminary consideration to matters which do not come within the purview of other committees or where time does not permit referral to the otherwise appropriate committee. The Executive Committee also provides overall supervision of the headquarters of the Society.

Membership: Chair is the President of the Society; members include Immediate Past President, President-elect, Treasurer, and two other members of the Board serving two-year terms comprising a Constituency Director elected in even numbered ears, and a Regional Director elected in odd-numbered years.

2016-2017 Executive Committee

President and Chair: Tee L. Guidotti
Staff Contact:  Jasmine Shaw

President-elect: Stuart L. Cooper
Immediate Past President: Mark E. Peeples
Executive Director: John C. Nemeth
Interim Treasurer: David W. Baker
Canadian/International Constituency Director: David Moran
Northeast Regional Director: Pamela K. Kerrigan

Committee on Finance

The Committee on Finance advises the Board of Directors of the Corporation regarding all aspects of the finances of the Society, including, but not limited to the raising and acquisition of capital funds; the investment of its endowments, funds and reserves; and the annual budgets for research, operations and capital equipment, including the physical plant. The committee prepares annual operating and capital budgets for the consideration of the Board of Directors.

Membership: Treasurer as Chair, together with the President, the President-elect and the Executive Director, ex officiio and six members, three of whom shall not be Directors, nominated by the Treasurer and approved by the Board of Directors for three-year staggered terms.

2016-2017 Committee on Finance

Chair: David W. Baker, Interim Treasurer
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah, Assistant Treasurer

John Case
Stuart L. Cooper
James (Jim) Froula
Tee L. Guidotti
Phillip A. Lebednik
Ronald (Ron) W. Millard
John C. Nemeth
Apryll Stalcup

Committee on Finance Reports

Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research

The Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) acts upon the applications to the Society's GIAR program for financial assistance for research proposals within the limits set by the Board of Directors.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eleven other members appointed for three-year terms.

2016-2017 Grants-in-Aid of Research Committee

Chair: Peter J. Harries
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Drew S. Coleman
Shawn M. Ellerbroek
Cecil H. McManus
Sue Ann Miller
Emma S. Perry
Frank E. Price
Joanne K. Tillotson
Ann Yezerski

Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research Reports

Committee on Lectureships

The Committee on Lectureships makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for Societal, regional and other lecture programs. The Committee implements and manages many of these programs.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eleven other members appointed for three-year terms.

2016-2017 Committee on Lectureships

Chair: Judith (Judy) Herzfeld
Staff Contact: Janelle Simmons

Virginia Butler
Stuart L. Cooper
Jonathan A. Eisen
Jane P. Gilman
Tee L. Guidotti
Marc L. Imhoff
Willie Pearson

Committee on Lectureships Reports

Committee on Nominations

The committee is responsible each year for selecting at least two nominees for President to be forwarded to the Assembly of Delegates and at least two nominees for Treasurer every four years to be forwarded to the Assembly. The election procedures for the Committee on Nominations are specified by the Executive Committee.   In recent years the Committee's deliberations have been carried out via conference calls and electronic correspondence, including electronic balloting to select the nominees.

Membership: The Society's Bylaws specify that the Committee on Nominations be composed of an elected member from each of the six geographic regions, the five constituency groups, the Membership-at-Large, and the three most recently retired(from the Board) Past Presidents for a total of 15 members. One of the elected members of the Committee on Nominations is selected by the Board to serve a one-year term between annual meetings. No member of the Committee may also serve on the Board of Directors.

FY 2017 Committee on Nominations
(November 2016 - November 2017)

Chair: Perry Kurtz
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

James F. (Jim) Baur (Past President)
Francis (Frank) C. Dane
Christopher (Chris) G. Fasano
Vishnu N. Kamalnath
John J. Kelley
Tammy A. Maldonado
Michael C. Madden
Linda K. Meadows (Past President)
John C. Nemeth
Jennifer Patterson
Theodora (Dora) Pinou
Elie A. Sehnaoui
Miroslav Synek

Committee on Nominations Reports

Committee on Qualifications and Membership

The Committee on Qualifications and Membership has the responsibility for: (a) ensuring the vitality of chapters that have the potential to be vital units of the Society; (b) determining the suitability of any petitioning group to be granted chapter status and making the appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors; (c) studying and making recommendations to the Board of Directors in cases of chapters failing to remain in good standing; (d) monitoring and encouraging the health and performance of chapters; (e) making recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters of policy concerning membership in the Society; (f) serving through a subcommittee appointed by the Chair as the Committee on Admissions for the membership-at-large, or on behalf and at the request of chapters; and (g) render judgment in cases involving eligibility for membership referred to it by a chapter or the Board of Directors.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eight other members appointed for three-year terms.

2016-2017 Committee on Qualifications and Membership

Chair: Emma S. Perry
Staff Contact: Eman Ghanem

Cynthia (Cindy) L. Cooper
Stuart L. Cooper
Anant Deshpande
Nicole M. Gerlanc
Tee L. Guidotti
Joshua E. Sturmfels

Committee on Qualifications and Membership Reports

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee advises the Board on all matters concerning the objectives, policies, plans, future activities and well-being of the Society; initiates studies and responds to the Board’s requests for long-range plans for the Society and monitors progress toward attainment of the Society’s vision and goals and the consistency of programs with the mission and culture of the Society. The strategic plan provides a guide for making decisions on allocating resources and on taking action to pursue strategies and priorities. 

Membership:  The members of the Executive Committee comprise the Strategic Planning.Committee.

2016-2017 Strategic Planning Committee

President and Chair: Tee L. Guidotti
Staff Contact:  Jasmine Shah

President-elect: Stuart L. Cooper
Immediate Past President: Mark E. Peeples
Executive Director: John C. Nemeth
Interim Treasurer: David W. Baker
Canadian/International Constituency Director: David D. Moran
Northeast Regional Director: Pamela K. Kerrigan

 

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