Council members who are unable to attend one or both of the ADEA HOD meetings or a council meeting, or who serve in the ADEA HOD in two or more positions, may appoint alternates to represent them. Delegates representing two or more councils in the ADEA HOD (e.g., as a member of the Council of Faculties and
Council of Sections) must decide which council they wish to represent and then appoint an alternate(s) for the other council(s). Following are the guidelines for selecting alternate delegates:
- All alternates must be ADEA Individual Members.
- Members of the Corporate Council Administrative Board and the Councils of Allied Dental Program Directors; Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs; and Students, Residents and Fellows must appoint alternates who are members of their councils.
- Members of the Council of Sections must appoint the Chair-elect or Secretary of their sections.
- Members of the Councils of Deans and Faculties must appoint individuals from their institutions.
NOTE: All council alternates must be selected prior to the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition and will be ratified by the appropriate council prior to the opening session of the ADEA HOD.
Assigning an Alternate Delegate:
If you need to assign an Alternate Delegate, please fill out the
Alternate Delegate Form prior to the Saturday Council Meetings at the Annual Session. Alternate Delegates must be ratified by the respective Council. If there are any questions about assigning an Alternate Delegate, contact Mas Tadesse, Senior Manager of Governance and Special Projects, at
TadesseM@adea.org or 202-289-7201 ext. 139.
All alternates must be ADEA Members. All Alternate Delegates must be present at their Council Meeting preceding the Opening Session of the ADEA HOD to be ratified. Please check the schedule for your council meeting.