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AIAA Governance Project

Welcome to the Governance Project Webpage. It was created at the direction of the Governance Working Group  (GWG) as a comprehensive resource for the AIAA community on the governance project and Constitution change. These changes are necessary for the Institute to evolve into an adaptable, responsive, and strategic organization to better serve you and our changing industry.


AIAA Election 2017

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Thank you for voting in the 2017 AIAA Election. AIAA Announced its 2017 Institute Board of Trustees and Council of Directors Election Results on 12 April 2017.


Governance Transition

In spring 2016 members were asked to make their voices heard regarding changes to the AIAA Constitution and Bylaws. An overwhelming majority of members who voted (91.8%) supported the proposed changes put forth by the Governance Working Group (GWG) and other AIAA leadership, including the Board of Directors (BOD) and Blue Ribbon Panel.

As then-President Jim Albaugh noted in the letter announcing the results of the vote, “this marks a new beginning for AIAA,” and transition planning began immediately. What has happened since? The BOD and GWG have met twice since then to discuss the transition timeline and a Governance Transition Group (GTG) was established by the Board.

Transition to the AIAA new governance model will take place starting in May 2017. Details of the Governance Transition Plan from the existing Board of Directors to the new Council of Directors and Board of Trustees are available here. Please visit this page often for updates. Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement!

If after reviewing the information here you have any unanswered questions, please submit them on the form below.

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Governance Transition Presentation

Click here to access the Governance Transition Status presentation covering the objectives, approach, organizational structure, transition plan, current status, and more.

This presentation will be shared at the 2017 AIAA SciTech Forum. Keep an eye on the Livestream feed for live access. Notes from the presentation have also been provided.

Presentation with Notes 
Governance Transition Presentation


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