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Governance Committee

 
The charge of the Governance Committee shall include, at a minimum, to develop recommendations to the Board of Directors on the following:
  1. Evaluate the composition and skill mix of directors to assure a representative mix of AAVMC's membership and to enhance the diversity of Board members on a periodic basis.
  2. Submit recommendations for committees to the Board, including recommendations for additions, deletions, and changes in the committees, councils, and task forces and their respective charges to assure alignment with the AAVMC Strategic Plan.
  3. Review and recommend revisions to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws at least every two years.
  4. Develop and monitor the implementation of Board policies related to governance matters including, but not limited to, policies related to Board governance principles and expectations of directors and officers, conflict of interest policies, Board travel, membership categories, and membership benefits. All such policies shall become effective only upon vote of the full Board. The Governance Committee shall review such policies at least every two years.
  5. Recommend for directors and officers education on their duties and responsibilities as directors and officers and an orientation program for new Board members and officers and continuing education for all Board members and officers on their fiduciary duties.
  6. Submit to the Board of Directors recommendations for nominations of candidates for election or appointment of officers and members of the Board of Directors according to AAVMC by-laws.
  7. Maintain for the Board a list of the terms of directors and officers, when each director and officer is elected or appointed, and when each term ends.
  8. Monitor director and officer appointment and election to ensure that individuals are appointed by the Board or elected by the members according to the AAVMC by-laws.
The committee shall hold meetings at the call of the Committee chair, Executive Director, President, or any three Committee members. The Committee shall maintain minutes of its meetings and provide them to the full Board at regularly scheduled Board meetings or shall report to the Board (or, upon request, the Executive Committee of the Board), which shall incorporate the report of the Governance Committee into its written minutes.

Committee Membership:
The Committee shall be an Board Committee comprised of nine members. Committee members and the Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by the President. Three of the eight members shall be current AAVMC Board members or officers. Members shall serve three-year staggered terms and are eligible for reappointment to one additional term. Committee membership shall include:
  • Two members who are AAVMC institutional representatives of voting members of U.S. colleges/schools of veterinary medicine;
  • One member who is an AAVMC institutional representative of a voting member of a department of comparative medicine located in the United States;
  • One member who is an AAVMC institutional representative of a voting member of a department of veterinary science located in the United States;
  • One member who is an AAVMC institutional representative of a voting member located in Canada;
  • One member who is an AAVMC institutional representative of a voting member and is located in a country other than the United States and Canada;
  • One member who is an AAVMC institutional representative of an affiliate member; and
  • One member representing admissions and student affairs.

 

2013-2014 Committee Roster

 

Don Reynolds, Chair
Dean, Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Prince Edward Island
Canadian Colleges representative
Term expires July 2014
David Hardin
Head, Dept. of Vet & Biomedical Sciences 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dept.of Veterinary Science representative
Term expires July 2015
James Anderson
Associate Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Companion Animal Sciences 
University of Glasgow
International colleges representative
Term expires July 2016
Kenita Rogers
Associate Dean, Professional Programs 
College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, 
Texas A&M University
Admissions/Student Affairs representative
Term expires July 2014
Jean Sander
Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University
U.S. school/college representative
Term expires July 2015
Bryan Slinker
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
U.S. school/college representative
Terrm expires July 2014
Ann Marie Manning
Chief of Staff,  Angell Animal Medical Center
Affiliate Member representative
Term expires July 2016
Ronald Wilson
Chair,  Pennsylvania State University
Dept. of Comp Med representative 
Term expires July 2016
Dotty Gray, Staff Liaison
Chief Operating Officer
AAVMC

 

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