Council on Education Candidate Qualifications Review Committee - Entity Description


  1. To develop and maintain a qualification review process for candidates for election to the Council on Education (COE). This includes establishment, publication, and updating as necessary candidate-qualifications review criteria.
  2. To determine the qualifications of candidates.
  3. The Committee's determination of qualified candidates will be reported to the House Advisory Committee. For administrative matters the Committee reports to the AVMA Executive Board.

Membership, Method of Appointment, and Representation

1 from the public (one of the current or past public members of the COE)
1 from the AVMA Executive Board
1 from the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD)
1 from the Council on Education (COE)
1 from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

Each organization will nominate a representative. The AVMA Executive Board will consider and confirm the nominees of each organization, but it may reject a nominee for cause and request the nominating organization to nominate another member.

Members may serve a maximum of two 3-year terms and terms will be initially staggered. Terms will begin and end at the close of the AVMA annual session.

Staff Consultant: Director of the AVMA Education and Research Division


The Chair of the Committee is elected annually from and by the Committee membership.


The Committee will hold an initial meeting to discuss its operational process, and then meet annually to discuss and update its operational process and to determine the qualifications of candidates. Conference calls may be conducted as required.


AVMA pays travel expenses in accord with travel policy.

Life Expectancy

The Committee will be reviewed in compliance with AVMA governance policies.