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AGU Governance Review Task Force

Committee members

Name Institution Committee Role
Catherine A. McCammon University of Bayreuth Chair
Regupathi Angappan Johns Hopkins University
Robin Bell Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Member
Carol Finn USGS Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center Denver Member
Gregory Goldsmith Chapman University Member
Luis Gonzalez University of Kansas Member
Catherine Johnson University of British Columbia Member
Elizabeth Johnson Chevron Corporation Member
Brandon Jones National Science Foundation Member
Alberto Montanari University of Bologna Member
Christy Till Arizona State University Member
Maggie Walser National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Member
Cheryl Enderlein AGU Staff Partner; Vice President, Leadership and Governance
Janice Lachance AGU Interim Executive Director/CEO

Committee Charge

The purpose of this task force is to once again look at how AGU currently works and make recommendations about what is needed to accomplish our new mission, vision and strategic plan. What governance model will enable us to continue to lead boldly into the future? What kind of leaders are needed? Where can our volunteer/staff partnerships be strengthened?

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Key initiatives

  • 1

    Understand AGU’s current governance model, including what works well and where there is room for improvement.

  • 2

    Learn about best practices in governance, leadership and partnership – within the association community and beyond.

  • 3

    Review the current governance model critically to identify and correct any systemic racism.

  • 4
    Together with other relevant committees and staff, explore policies, processes, and systems for ways to improve ease of use, support cultural differences, and make AGU a more welcoming environment for non-U.S. members and scientists.
  • 5
    Work with other relevant committee/task forces and staff to advance the international perspective with ongoing strategic conversations such as diversity in honors and recognition, identification of leaders, and affiliation and engagement with AGU.
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