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Committee on Committees

General Description

The President and Secretary serve as ex officio members. The committee should also consist of the President Elect (when there is one) and six other members, of whom one is a member of the Executive Committee (in addition to the three named above), at least one more is a member at large. The other three are appointed at the will of the President and need not be Council members.

Principal Activities

The Committee recommends committee appointments to the president.

The AMS strives for diversity in gender, race, geography, area of mathematics, and type of institution, for both its membership and its leadership. The Committee on Committees is expected to keep diversity of all kinds in mind when selecting candidates.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Miscellaneous Information

The Committee usually meets once or twice a year, perhaps at the Annual Meeting and at the Spring Council meeting. Travel expenses to such meetings are reimbursed. This committee has been designated at LEVEL B.

Note to the Chair

Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, of the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement, accommodations, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets.

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

A list of current and past members is available here: