Committee Details

Leadership Support Council


The Leadership Support Council (LSC) is responsible for advising the Board about the use of committees in strategic activities that span all ASA committees or that are not directly covered by one of the four committee councils. The LSC also provides a venue for council chairs and vice chairs to discuss issues that span the areas of two or more councils.

The Leadership Support Council has two primary tasks:

1. To assist the President-elect with identifying candidates for committees and making appointments to committees, while recognizing that the President-elect has the final say in making appointments. This includes helping the President-elect to make appointments that bring experience and diversity to committees, and to complete the appointment process (especially for committee chairs) by August 1. The LSC adds continuity to this process by working with the ASA office to create and maintain guidelines and to identify special needs. Details of the appointment process are in section D.7 of this manual.

2. To advise the President-elect concerning the effective use of committees in presidential initiatives designed to meet the goals of the Strategic Plan.

In addition to the two primary tasks described above, the LSC will be responsible for the following activities:

  • orientation of committee chairs (this will be organized largely by ASA staff with guidance from the appointed members of the LSC);
  • orientation for incoming Board members on the use of committees to accomplish strategic goals (this will be done through the Executive Director);
  • in consultation with the committee councils, advising the Board on continuation, dissolution, or consolidation of committees;
  • reviewing committee charges;
  • deciding which committees are exempt from the requirement that members of committees must also be members of the ASA.
  • working with ASA staff to periodically review the committee website to continually improve functionality for committees and membership;
  • advising the Board on committee policy questions; and
  • advising the Board on the creation of new committees and outreach groups;

    The Leadership Support Council was created in 2010 as a high-level advisory committee to replace the Committee on Committees and the Committee Appointments Advisory Committee, both of which were dissolved. The LSC preserves the advisory role of the latter, but not the administrative role of the former.

    Composition: The Leadership Support Council has ten members, all of whom are considered full voting members. The President-Elect of the ASA serves as the Chair. The President Elect also appoints/reappoints (when necessary) five of the committee members for three year terms. Four of these appointed members also serve as the Vice Chairs of the Awards, Education, Membership and Professional Issues & Visibility Councils. The fifth appointed member is responsible for coordinating JSM sessions that are proposed and organized by committees and also serves on the JSM Program Committees as the representative of the ASA committees. The remaining four members of the Committee are the Past President, who also serves as Chair of the Awards Council, and the three Vice Presidents, who also serve as the Chairs of the Education, Membership and Professional Issues & Visibility Councils.

  • Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Robert L. Santos


    The Leadership Support Council has 10 member(s), and 1 liaison(s).

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    Santos, Robert L.
    The Urban Institute
    6545 Tasajillo Trl
    Austin, TX   78739-1481
    United States
    Phone: (202) 261-5904
    Chair (2020 - 2020)
    Marker, David A.
    1600 Research Blvd.
    Rockville, MD   20850-3195
    United States
    Phone: (301) 251-4398
    Fax: (301) 294-2034
    Professional Issues & Visibility CC Vice Chair (2019 - 2021)
    Otto, Mark C.
    Fish and Wildlife Service
    2302 Lackawanna St.
    Adelphi, MD   20783-1325
    United States
    Phone: (301) 497-5872
    Membership CC Vice Chair (2017 - 2022)
    Perrett, Jamis
    Bayer U.S.- Crop Science
    700 Chesterfield Parkway West
    Chesterfield, MO   63017
    United States
    Phone: (314) 527-9403
    Education CC Vice Chair (2018 - 2020)
    Price, Karen L.
    Georgetown, TX   United States
    Phone: (317) 651-2132
    Awards CC Vice Chair (2018 - 2020)
    Miller, Jackie Bryce
    University of Michigan
    427 West Hall
    1085 S University Ave
    Ann Arbor, MI   48109
    United States
    JSM Program Committee Representative (2019 - 2021)
    De Veaux, Richard D.
    Williams College
    Department of Math & Stats.
    Williamstown, MA   01267
    United States
    Phone: (413) 458-9692
    Fax: (413) 597-4116
    Member Ex-Officio (2019 - 2021)
    Kafadar, Karen
    University of Virginia
    Department of Statistics
    Halsey Hall, P.O. Box 400135
    Charlottesville, VA   22904-4135
    United States
    Phone: (434) 924-3096
    Fax: (434) 924-3076
    Member Ex-Officio (2020 - 2020)
    Monti, Katherine L.
    2820 Stoney Creek Dr
    Elgin, IL   60124
    United States
    Phone: (617) 721-1405
    Member Ex-Officio (2018 - 2020)
    Price, Dionne L.
    Food and Drug Administration
    13403 Deer Highlands Way
    Silver Spring, MD   20906
    United States
    Phone: (301) 796-1274
    Member Ex-Officio (2020 - 2020)

    Henry, Elizabeth
    American Statistical Association
    732 North Washington St.
    Alexandria, VA   22314-1943
    United States
    Phone: (703) 684-1221

    Staff Liaison
    2018 - 2020

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