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How Do I Appoint a Governor?

First, visit the Nominations page.

Chapter Guidelines for Appointing a Governor

  1. Chapter Secretaries, with a copy to the Chapter Executive Director, will be notified via e-mail of a pending vacancy of Governor.
  2. The Chapter Secretary acquires nominations for Governor to be presented to the Chapter’s governing body.
  3. The governing body will select two individuals from the nominations—one nominee for Governor and an alternate.
  4. The nominee and alternative’s information is then forwarded to the Board of Governors Administrator. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Member Services has put together a form and requirements for this purpose.
  5. Include the nominee's CV. The alternate is not required to submit this item.
  6. These two names and accompanying information are then presented to the Nominating Committee of the Fellows for review and approval.

Specialty Society Guidelines for Appointing a Governor

  1. The Specialty Society Executive Director will be notified via e-mail of a pending vacancy of Governor.
  2. The Specialty Society Executive Director acquires nominations for Governor to be presented to the Chapter’s governing body.
  3. The governing body will select two individuals from the nominations—one nominee for Governor and an alternate.
  4. The nominee and alternative’s information is then forwarded to the Board of Governors Administrator. ACS Division of Member Services has put together a form and requirements for this purpose.
  5. Include the nominee's CV. The alternate is not required to submit this item.
  6. These two names and accompanying information are then presented to the Nominating Committee of the Fellows for review and approval.

Considerations for Appointing a Governor

  1. Open, deliberate, advertised nomination to the society or chapter membership.
  2. Outline and address issues of diversity (gender, race, geographic, rural/urban, academic/private) to promote equal opportunity for qualified candidates.
  3. Review Governor expectations and duties.