Member and Geographic Activities Board Formed

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 17 November, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has voted to combine oversight of chapter activities and membership under a new board.

The newly formed Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) will take over the responsibilities previously held by the now-defunct Chapter Activities Board and the Membership Committee. The MGA will develop and evaluate policies for attracting and retaining members, as well as for organizing member and student chapters.

It will be led by Vice President for Member and Geographic Activities Sattupathu V. Sankaran, who will oversee committees on Membership Development, Geographic Unit Operations, Awards and Recognition, and Finance.

The Membership Development Committee will be responsible for helping with professional and student member development, recruitment, retention, recovery, and engagement, as well as member services and benefits. The Geographic Unit Operations Committee will be responsible for guiding member engagement through chapters, volunteer training, and activities that link members.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

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