Nominating Committee



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

This committee reports to the Board of Governors. View a list of the current committee members.


Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 1
Length of meetings 2 days
Typical meeting days April 26-27, 2014
Meeting locations Chicago Hilton O'Hare
Number of conference calls 5-6; meetings last approximately 1 hour
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 15, Vice Chair 20+, Chair 30+

Activities of Committee

  • Reviews the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Elections Processes and Timelines.
  • Reviews and understands the roles and responsibilities of the CAP Board of Governors and the individual Board positions.
  • Reviews information from the Board Qualities Matrix for considering the leadership needs of the College.
  • Develops criteria on which to base its selection of a slate and communicate those criteria to candidates and potential candidates.
  • Interviews 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.
  • Selects 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

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

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • 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

Interested in Joining this Committee?