At ACEI’s Annual Conference held in April, Executive Director Diane Whitehead unveiled a new plan for ACEI committees.
The new committee structure will reduce the number of formal committees to eight (8) in order to make way for newly created special interest forums. The eight formal committees will consist of three (3) Board Committees, three (3) Program Committees, and two (2) Special Advisory Committees.
The Board Committees—Nominations, Finance, and Awards—will offer support for ACEI governance and other important duties. The Program Committees—Publications, Research, and International Outreach—will work in close conjunction with ACEI Headquarters, offering programmatic support and membership outreach. Special Advisory Committees—NCATE and the United Nations—will keep the Headquarters and the Board informed of key actions related to these important external organizations, while Special Interest Forums will allow members to form flexible networking groups based on shared interests.
When asked about the new structure, Executive Director Diane Whitehead commented, “We knew we absolutely had to modernize our committee structure and we are extremely excited to have this new framework in place. It offers clarity and purpose to committee roles and responsibilities, while allowing a greater opportunity for members to join together in new communities called special interest forums. We are pleased that so many members have expressed their appreciation for these changes and we look forward to supporting these critical volunteer groups.
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