Association of Graduates

NOMINATION PROCEDURES FOR AOG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The AOG Board of Directors has endorsed three standard categories and processes for selection to the Board of Directors. AOG members can become a Director through: Nomination by Nominating Committee, Nominations by Petition and Nomination by Appointment of the Board.

  • Nominations By Nominating Committee Process:
  • The AOG Board of Directors has adopted a standard set of Nominating Committee policies and procedures for ALL candidates for elected and appointed director positions. Any graduate AOG member willing to fulfill the requirements of directors may submit a package following these procedures.

    All nominations should include information from the candidate in the format described below.

    Nominations may be submitted at any time but must be received by 3 October 2014 to ensure proper consideration for the 2015 election. It is the responsibility of the candidate/nominee to prepare and collect the necessary documentation and to submit a complete nomination package to the AOG by the application deadline.

    CONTENT AND FORMAT:
    At a minimum, the nomination content must include the following in a standardized format in order to ensure a fair and equitable process for all nominees and for the AOG.

    • Nomination letter from an AOG member as well as the names of four additional AOG members who support the nomination.
    • A personal letter from the INDIVIDUAL nominee which specifically states a desire to serve or continue to serve on the AOG Board of Directors. The letter must specifically state that the nominee has reviewed the requirements of directors. Nominees should indicate a specific willingness and ability to travel to meetings at their own expense.
    • A biography (no more than 100 words) for publication.
    • A full biography and/or resume for consideration by the committee.
    • A personal statement of candidacy (no more than 100 words) for publication.
    • A recent color photo in hard copy or high-quality (500 dpi) digital (.tif or .jpg) format.
    • Your answers to six questions which will be provided after you submit your package. Answers will be published.
    • Only candidates who have provided the complete nomination package (except answers to questions) by the submission deadline will be considered. Candidates will be asked to fill out a background and conflict of interest questionnaire.

  • NOMINATIONS BY PETITION OF THE MEMBERSHIP:
  • AOG members may have their names placed on the ballot for the 2015 elections, without review by the nominating committee, by securing the signatures of at least 25 AOG members. Nominations by petition must also be received by by 3 October 2014. It is the responsibility of the candidate/nominee to prepare and collect the necessary documentation and to submit a complete nomination package to the AOG by the application deadline. The following items must accompany the nomination:

    • A letter from the INDIVIDUAL nominee which specifically states a desire to serve. The letter must specifically state that the nominee has reviewed the requirements of directors and is willing and able to fulfill those requirements. Directors may be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses associated with attending the four regularly scheduled board meetings.
    • A biography (no more than 100 words) for publication.
    • A personal statement of candidacy (no more than 100 words) for publication.
    • A recent color photo in hard copy or high-quality (500 dpi) digital (.tif or .jpg) format.
    • Your answers to six questions. Answers will be published.
    • At least 25 Petitions in Support of Nomination. This form must be downloaded, completed, signed and mailed or faxed to the candidate you are supporting. At least 25 of these forms must be submitted by the candidate with the nomination packet. Signers must be graduate members of the AOG.

    Nominations should be submitted electronically to Gary Howe and Hadassa Munoz, except for the petition forms which must be submitted in hard copy.

    Mail to:
    Association of Graduates
    ATTN: Executive Vice President
    3116 Academy Drive
    USAFA, CO 80840-4475

  • SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
  • The AOG Board of Directors may in accordance with the Bylaws appoint a Director to fill an unplanned vacancy on the Board of Directors. This allows the Board to have the required number of members until normal procedures can provide for the vacancy to be filled. The Board is also authorized to have up to four directors who are appointed by the Board to four-year terms. To be considered for appointment, a candidate must submit a nomination package. Contact the AOG Executive Vice President for instructions.