2. 2017 GEDC Elections: Call for Nominations

In 2017 the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) will elect a Secretary/Treasurer and six Executive Committee members. The deans elected to the executive committee positions will serve on the committee for three years, from October 2017 to late 2020. The dean elected as Secretary/Treasurer will serve for one year, from October 2017 to November 2018 with the possibility for re-election for up to two more one-year terms. 

Nominations are due by the close of business on Friday, June 30, 2017 (22:00 UTC), to enable the GEDC Nominating Committee to select a slate of candidates to stand for election to these positions. We expect to send the ballots with bios, photos and a brief statement of rationale for their candidacy to GEDC members by June 30, 2017. Deadline for receiving votes will be September 13, 2017 and votes will be counted soon thereafter.

All Global Engineering Deans Council members are invited to offer suggestions for possible candidates by using the instructions below for submitting names to the Nominating Committee. Nominations will only be received from GEDC members who have paid their membership dues for the current Calendar Year (Jan 2017 - Dec 2017). If any members will have trouble paying their dues by the deadline, please contact Hans J Hoyer [email protected].

Listed below are the GEDC Executive Committee Members whose terms expire in October 2017; GEDC Executive Committee Members whose terms will continue after November 2017; members of the Nominating Committee; and qualification requirements for nominees.


Qualification Requirements for Nominees

Each Nominee at the time of nomination must be a “Regular GEDC Member” who has paid their annual membership dues. The list of GEDC Members can be obtained from the GEDC website, http://www.gedcouncil.org.

Nomination Submission Procedures

Up until the Close of Business on Friday, June 30, 2017, members of the GEDC (Regular and Associate) may submit recommendations to [email protected], copying email of committee chair Paul Feigin ([email protected]).

Please be assured that your response is confidential and will not be published in any electronic or print forum. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Feigin and/or Hans J. Hoyer. 

Instructions for Submitting Names to the Nominating Committee: To submit nominees for the Global Engineering Deans Council leadership positions:

  1. Start a new email to [email protected], copying [email protected]
  2. Write in the Subject Line: 2017 GEDC Nominations
  3. List the dean(s) you would like to nominate for the vacancies:
    • Secretary/Treasurer; Executive Committee
    • Next to each name provide a brief rationale for recommending their candidacy
    • If you are nominating yourself, please attach a half-page biography to your email
    • If you are nominating someone other than yourself, the GEDC Secretariat will contact the nominee to verify his/her willingness to serve and to obtain biographical information.
    • Please be reminded that  Corporate Members are not eligible to be elected to leadership positions.

Members of the GEDC Leadership Team whose terms expire in October 2017:

GEDC Secretary/Treasurer:  

Wayne Davis, USA (eligible to run for one additional one-year term)

Executive Committee Members:

Maj Mirmirani, USA

Adagbonyin Obiazi, Nigeria

Ishwar Puri, Canada

Simeon Simoff, Australia

Norman Tien, Hong Kong (China)

Dong Zhang, China

Members of the GEDC Executive Committee whose terms will continue for one more (until 2018) or two more years (until 2019):

Mushtak Al-Atabi, Malaysia

Margaret (Kathy) Banks, USA

Kee Chaing Chua (KC), Singapore

Kunwoo Lee, South Korea

Sirin Tekinay, Turkey

Rupesh Vasani, India

Theo Andrew, South Africa

Mark Hoffman, Australia

Peter Jimack, United Kingdom

Guillermo Oliveto, Argentina

Julia Ross, USA

Xiao Wei Sun, China

Nominating Committee Members in 2017:  

Chair:  Paul Feigin, Israel

Guillermo Oliveto, Argentina
Theo Andrew, South Africa

Julia Ross, USA

Hans J Hoyer, USA (ex-officio non-voting)