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The call for Board candidates is open. Nominations are due September 10

The Nominating Committee carefully reviews the applications for each potential candidate and selects a slate of candidates to present to the membership. Before you decide to run, please read over the following material carefully. There are very specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities that board members are fully expected to meet to run and to serve.

Criteria for determining whether to forward nominees to the membership for a vote

  • To be considered, if you self-nominate or nominate a colleague, the nominee must be a member in good standing.
  • Candidates must demonstrate career leadership within our focus areas of our strategic plan: Research; Education; Professional Development; Science Communications; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Infrastructure and Governance.
  • Candidates are assessed on their commitment to the organization's strategic plan and contribution to a healthy and representative mix of diversity to the Board. These attributes include:

Demographics: Gender, Age, Race and Ethnicity, etc.
Geographic representation
Career leadership experience in the Anatomical Sciences
Strategic planning experience
Technology acumen
Organizational affiliation
Membership type (professional, academic, or associate)
Executive management experience
Availability for active participation

  • Candidates must demonstrate they can fulfill the responsibilities of Board service and understand the essential responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
  • Nominees should demonstrate a history of service to the Association. Activities can include serving as an active member of a committee, event, or initiative.

What positions are available?

President-Elect

Serves a two-year term (2021-2023), followed by a two-year term as President (2023-2025), concluding with a two-year term as Past President (2025-2027). Review the roles and responsibilities of President-Elect.

Director

Serves a three-year term (2021-2024). Two positions are available. Review the roles and responsibilities of Directors.

Your 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Submitting a nomination is simple:

  1. Carefully review the criteria and expectations on this page.
  2. Use the nomination form to provide contact information for the potential candidate.
  3. AAA will contact the nominee directly and ask them to complete the full application by September 18

Nomination of women and underrepresented minority candidates is encouraged.

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