Bob McDonald Nominated for WPAOG Chair of the Board

The 2021 West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) Nominating Committee recently met, with the primary task to select and recommend to the Membership, nominees for open governance positions. The Committee had a difficult task because many highly qualified graduates had submitted nomination packets.

Nomination Process

In accordance with the organization’s Bylaws, the Nominating Committee was comprised of a Chair and Vice Chair, both Directors who are not up for re-election, three Advisors not up for re-election, and eight Designated Members. The Designated Members are not Directors or Advisors and are selected by Classes and Societies. Thus, Designated Members comprise a majority of the Committee.

In choosing nominees, the Nominating Committee referred to the instructions given to it by the Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee then reviewed applications and voted using the Borda Count method, widely recognized as the most-fair method.

Chair of the Board Nomination

Following its review and nomination process, The Nominating Committee advised its Regular Members that it has recommended Robert A. McDonald (class of 1975) for a three-year term as Chair of the Board beginning in January of 2022.

Election and Next Steps

The 2021 Election will take place at the Annual Meeting at the Herbert Alumni Center at 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. All Regular Members (i.e., USMA graduates) may participate in the Annual Meeting in person or via proxy.

“Duty, Honor, Country as been the guideposts of my life.  Now that I am retired from government and industry, I have more time to serve my beloved alma mater and its mission.”

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