College of American Pathologists

CAP Nominating Committee


Updated February 14, 2014

Reports to: Board of Governors

Charge: The Nominating Committee selects a slate of election candidates annually for all open officer and governor positions.

Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 1
Length of each meeting: 2 days
Date of 2014 meeting: April 26-27, 2014

Location of meetings: Chicago Hilton O’Hare

Number of conference calls: 5-6, approximately 1 hour each

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 15 hours
Vice Chair: 20+ hours/year
Chair: 30+ hours/year

Activities of Committee

  • Encourage qualified Fellows who would be good Board candidates to submit their application to run for office.
  • Review the CAP Elections Processes and Timelines.
  • Review and understand the roles and responsibilities of the CAP Board of Governors and the individual Board positions.
  • Review information from the Board Qualities Matrix for considering the leadership needs of the College.
  • Develop criteria on which to base its selection of a slate and communicate that criteria to candidates and potential candidates.
  • Interview all qualified candidates and potential candidates (including incumbents).
    • Note: A critical condition of committee service is ability and willingness to travel to Chicago for the meeting on the predetermined date in order to interview the candidates for nomination.
  • Select one candidate for each open Officer/Governor position and recommend the selected slate to the CAP membership.
  • Nominating Committee members are required to keep the deliberations of the committee strictly confidential and refrain from circulating petitions or participating in the campaign of any candidate or potential candidate.

Expertise or Experience Required

  • Familiarity with the CAP’s governance structure
  • Familiarity with the College’s current initiatives and programs

Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the College’s election and governance processes
  • Interaction with colleagues to discuss College needs and candidate qualifications
  • Opportunity to influence the direction and leadership of the College




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