Nominations Committee


Eric Young (Chair), University of South Dakota
Katie Brown
Cara Henley Johnson
Jessica de Perio Wittman


The Nominations Committee is charged with selecting candidates for SIS elections.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by the CS-SIS Past Chair.

Led by its chair, the committee:

  • follows the provisions of Article V, “Officers and Elections,” of the CS-SIS Bylaws in performing the committee’s duties
  • compiles a list of potential candidates from the volunteer forms, other committee members’ suggestions, and direct solicitation
  • compiles a slate of at least two candidates for each of the offices that is up for election
  • works with the committee to form a final slate of candidates
  • ensures that all potential candidates are aware of the duties and responsibilities of the positions

The chair:

  • submits the slate of candidates to the CS-SIS Chair by January 15
  • obtains candidate biographies by March 15
  • sends copies of the candidate biographies to the Secretary/Treasurer by March 15
  • after the election, notifies the candidates of results by telephone before coordinating announcement of results with the Communications Committee
  • after the election, sends all candidates thank-you letters for running
  • reports briefly on the committee’s activities at the CS-SIS business meeting
  • submits a written report to the CS-SIS Chair detailing the committee’s activities according to the deadline set by the Chair each year. Also sends a copy to the Secretary/Treasurer
  • writes and/or updates documentation to pass on to the following Committee chair via the CS Google Drive account