National Selection Committee Polls Open
The Association will launch the National Selection Committee Web site in mid-February, putting the committee’s ballot online for the first time. Alumni can go to the Association Web site at web.mit.edu/alum for information on how to cast their ballots, through March 31, 2003.The February issue of the Tech Connection e-newsletter, sent to every alum for whom MIT has an e-mail address, announced the new voting procedure. Enclosed with this issue of Technology Review is a paper ballot for alumni who do not have e-mail addresses on record with MIT. To vote online, alumni need to have registered for a free Infinite Connection. To request a paper ballot, contact Bonnie Jones, manager of alumni recognition services at email@example.com or 1-800-MIT-1865.
Harris Weinstein ‘56 and Bob Muh ‘59, the current (20032005) and past (20002002) chairs of the National Selection Committee, appeal for alumni to vote in the following letter.
The National Selection Committee is one of the more important committees impacting both alumni and the MIT Corporation. It is also, unintentionally, probably the best-kept secret around the Institute.
The National Selection Committee meets annually and selects the following year’s top alumni leaders. Specifically, this includes the president of the Alumni Association, the Association vice presidents, and 11 at-large district directors. The committee also nominates three members each year to serve on the MIT Corporation for a five-year term. As a result, 15 of the 45 term members of the MIT Corporation are selected by this committee. (At MIT, a Corporation member is the equivalent of a university trustee.)
The 11 members of the committee are elected at-large from each of the Association’s geographic districts for three-year terms. All alumni are entitled to vote for one candidate for each open seat. The chair of the committee is an Association past president and is appointed by the Association Board of Directors.
This year 13 exceptional alumni nominees are vying for four open seats. Candidates have been nominated by alumni leaders in classes, clubs, and affinity groups, and by members of national boards and committees. Criteria for nomination include an in-depth understanding of the Association’s structure and purpose and demonstrated success as a volunteer leader. This year, the ballot will be going online, and we hope to see a significant increase in voter participation. This ballot gives all alumni an opportunity to influence the affairs of MIT and the Alumni Association. Please cast your ballot.
Bob Muh ‘59
Harris Weinstein ‘56
|Candidates for the 2003 National Selection Committee Elections|
|Greater Boston-Second District||Southern California and|
|Robert V. Ferrara ‘67 |
Kimberly-Ann Francis ‘79
Lucinda Linde ‘82
Joel M. Winnett ‘60
|Bruce A. Blomstrom ‘59|
David J.Weitz ‘87
Sylvia A. Zachary ‘85
|Metropolitan New York-Fourth District ||Northern California and |
Pacific Northwest-11th District
|Lisa C. Egbuono-Davis ‘79 |
John E. Plum ‘74
Ken K. Yu ‘88
|James S. Banks ‘76|
Joseph Iano ‘83
Frederick W. Lam ‘83