Call for Nominations for ACS Secretary

The 2022 Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents (NCBR) will be selecting a nominee for the position of Secretary of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The deadline for submitting nominations is May 31, 2022.

Position Responsibilities

The ACS Secretary shall oversee the minutes of the annual meetings of the members, give notices in accordance with the provisions of law and the Bylaws of the ACS, and perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Board of Regents. The Secretary has the co-responsibility with the Executive Director to provide such oversight.

Criteria for Consideration

The NCBR will use the following guidelines when considering potential candidates:

  • Nominees must be loyal Fellows of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity along with an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated leadership qualities that might be reflected by service and active participation on ACS committees or in other components of the College.
  • Members of the NCBR recognize the importance of achieving representation of all who practice surgery.
  • The College encourages consideration of women and other underrepresented minorities.

All nominations must include a letter of recommendation, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a personal statement from the candidate detailing ACS service and the name of one individual who can serve as a reference. Any attempt to contact members of the NCBR by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed negatively and may result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Submit nominations to For more information, contact Lynese L. Kelley, Director of Leadership Operations for the NCBR, at or 312-202-5203.

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