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AGU Governance Review Task Force

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Catherine A. McCammon

University of Bayreuth

Chair

Alberto Montanari

University of Bologna Member

Betty Johnson

Chevron

Member

Brandon Jones

National Science Foundation

Member

Carol Finn

USGS Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center Denver

Member

Catherine Johnson

University of British Columbia

Member

Christy Till

Arizona State University

Member

Gregory Goldsmith

Chapman University

Member

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

Luis Gonzalez

University of Kansas

Member

Maggie Walser

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Member

Regupathi Angappan

Johns Hopkins University

Member

Robin Bell

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Member

Cheryl Enderlein

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, Leadership and Volunteer Services 

Randy W. Fiser

AGU

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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