Position Description - Past President

General Summary:The Past President is responsible for chairing the Nominations Committee, recommending names for the committee to the President of the Society, and ensuring that board elections are held in accordance with the Society bylaws and constitution. The Past President also is responsible for overseeing changes to the Constitution and Bylaws at the direction of the Board of Directors and serves as the Chair of the EMCS Finance Committee.

Travel Commitment:

  • EMCS Board meetings (3-4 per year)

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that a Call for Nominations is received by the Newsletter Editor in time for running in the first newsletter of the year. The deadline is normally the 15th of the preceding December, which means that the outgoing President must do this as his/her final act as President, or ensure that the outgoing Past President does this as his/her last official act.
  2. Develop a list of nominees for the election for the Board of Directors of the Society by April 30, including mailing a call for nominations to all Board of Directors and all Chapter Chairs. Responses are due by May 30 to allow time for IEEE HQ to mail out ballots.
  3. At the request of the Board of Directors, revise the Constitution and Bylaws in accordance with the Constitution and the IEEE rules.


Past Presidents