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AGU Governance Review Task Force

Committee members



Committee Role

Catherine A. McCammon

University of Bayreuth


Alberto Montanari

University of Bologna Member

Betty Johnson



Brandon Jones

National Science Foundation


Carol Finn

USGS Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center Denver


Catherine Johnson

University of British Columbia


Christy Till

Arizona State University


Gregory Goldsmith

Chapman University


Janice Lachance  AGU Member; Executive Vice President, Strategic Leadership & Global Outreach

Luis Gonzalez

University of Kansas


Maggie Walser

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Regupathi Angappan

Johns Hopkins University


Robin Bell

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory


Cheryl Enderlein


Staff Partner; Director, Leadership and Volunteer Services 

Randy W. Fiser


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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