The purpose of the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) is to support and advance leaders in Academic Surgery. Over the past two years, the SUS has been working to make the process of selecting leaders of the Society more inclusive.
Until recently, the Nominating Committee consisted of each member attaining senior member status in that year, and who has attended 3 of the last 5 annual meetings and present at the time of the meeting, plus the President, President-Elect, the three Past Presidents, and the most recently appointed Councilor. In order to obtain broader input from the membership, the SUS has recently enacted a significant bylaws change. This process has added positions for two “members-at-large” to this important Committee beginning in 2020.
The Nominating Committee reviews and discusses the qualifications of candidates for leadership positions of the Society and, after deliberation, forwards the names of the recommended officer and councilor candidates for consideration at the annual business meeting.
You will soon receive a call for self-nominations to serve as an at-large member on the SUS Nominating Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for all active members.
In order to be eligible for consideration, you must be an active SUS member, have paid your 2019 membership dues, and be committed to attending the Nominating Committee meeting at the 2020 Academic Surgical Congress. In addition, we anticipate that successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a history of engagement and involvement in the SUS. The term for the member-at-large positions will be one year. Successful candidates will be determined by a vote of the SUS active members.
Look for the call for nominations in your in-box soon. Don’t miss the opportunity to serve the SUS in this valuable role!