Tag: Board of Direction

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Board Adopts New Canon for ASCE Code of Ethics

The ASCE Board of Direction voted unanimously at its July meeting to adopt new language in the Society’s Code of Ethics that expresses a professional obligation to provide fair and equal treatment for all. The ASCE Code of Ethics, adopted in 1914, lays out the model for professional conduct for ASCE members. The newly adopted canon – Canon 8 in the Code of Ethics –...

Strategy Roadmap for Millennial Members Gets Board Attention

Sustainability extends beyond infrastructure. The concept also applies to ASCE as an organization, as the Society pursues enhanced benefits and opportunities aimed to attract and empower more students and young professionals. To that end, ASCE’s Board of Direction voted to approve the desired outcomes for a strategy roadmap for student transition and Younger Member retention at its quarterly meeting, March 17-18, in Arlington, VA. Attracting, retaining,...

Board Heads into 2017 More Diverse; Calls for Broader Look at Raise the Bar Strategy

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in Society history. The Board’s fall meeting marked the final gathering of the outgoing 2016 members whose terms expire this year, and an unofficial first meeting of incoming 2017 Board members who...

ASCE Board Sets Strategic Direction; Approves Policies, Budget

The ASCE Board of Direction has endorsed updated strategies to improve the state of America’s infrastructure, transform the profession so that civil infrastructure is more sustainable, and reduce the life-cycle cost of infrastructure by 50 percent by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure investments for society. At its July 8-9 meeting in San Diego, the Board held strategic discussions on the Society’s Sustainable Infrastructure...

Alabama’s Richard Woodruff, a Member for 79 Years, Dies at 103

One of ASCE’s longest tenured members has died, a professional who continued giving of his engineering abilities to projects in Alabama long after retirement. Richard Shaul Woodruff, who joined ASCE in 1937 as a student at the University of Alabama College of Engineering, died in Birmingham at the age of 103. He achieved ASCE Life Member status in 1978, before the oldest of today’s Younger Members...