For Sections that recognize a Past Chair, this represents a Chair’s third year of service. The Past Chair serves as a member of the Executive Committee and attends the Executive Committee meetings and the Section Annual Business Meeting to maintain continuity and continued communication within the Executive Committee. The Past Chair may also serve as Chair in the absence of the latter. The Past Chair gives guidance to the current Chair, Executive Committee, or other officers within the Section. In some Sections, the Past Chair leads the Section’s officer nomination committee for the next year’s elections. The Past Chair may also be invited to participate in the COS Committee on Nominations, which selects candidates for COS office.
Section-Specific Duties. The Past Chairs of some Sections have responsibilities that are not required of Past Chairs. See the Section Charter for details.