President Mark E. Siddall called the meeting to order at 0803 hr and noted that a quorum was present. President Siddall made a few opening remarks and Council members and other attendees introduced themselves. He recognized the new officers for 2016–2017: President, Gerald Esch; President-Elect, Susan Perkins; Vice-President, John Hawdon; Council Members-at-Large, Sarah Bush and Charles Criscione (2016–2020); Nominating Committee members, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León (Chair), Tavis Anderson, Mike Barger, Gabriel Langford, Autumn Smith-Herron, Gregory Sandland (Alternate); and Student Representative, Kaitlin Gallagher (2016–2017). President Siddall expressed his appreciation to outgoing Council Members-at-Large Tamara Cook and Julián Hillyer, outgoing Student Representative Sara Weinstein, and outgoing Nominating Committee members Michelle Steinauer (Chair), Katharina Dittmar, Ben Hanelt, Kristin Herrmann, Sarah Orlofske, and Sean Locke (Alternate). He reminded everyone that members of the Nominating Committee are not appointed by Council officers but are elected by the membership.

President Siddall also recognized the generous...

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